This Day in Naval History - May 08

Friday, May 07, 2004
1911 - Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation.

1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea ends with Japanese retiring from area.

1945 - VE - Day, Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies.

1963 - Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis.

1972 - U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.

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Contracts

Canadian Icebreaker Refit Contracts Awarded

The Canadian Government informs it has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship 'CCGS Louis S.

Atkins Gain Maersk Oil Engineering Contract

Design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, says it has been awarded an engineering support contract covering three of Maersk Oil’s UK assets in the North Sea.

Newport News, ODU Partner for Bachelor's Degree Program

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that apprentices at Newport News Shipbuilding will now have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree

 
 
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