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This Day in Naval History – March 9

1798 - Appointment of first surgeon U.S. Navy, George Balfour 1847 - Commodore David Connor leads successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico 1862 - First battle between ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia 1914 - Test of wind tunnel at Washington Navy Yard (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – May 11

1862 - CSS Virginia blown up by Confederates to prevent capture. 1898 - Sailors and Marines from USS Marblehead cut trans-oceanic cable near Cienfuegos, Cuba, isolating Cuba from Spain. 1943 - Naval task force lands Army troops on Attu, Aleutians. 1965 - U.S. destroyers deliver first shore bombardment of Vietnam War. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - March 09

From the Navy News Service 1798 - The first U.S. Navy surgeon, George Balfour, is appointed. 1847 - Commodore David Connor leads a successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico. 1862 - The first battle between ironclads - USS Monitor and CSS Virginia - takes place.

This Day in Naval History – March 8

1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry opens treaty negotiations with Japan 1862 - Ironclad ram CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and Congress 1945 - Phyllis Daley becomes first African-American Ensign, Navy Nurse Corps 1958 - Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is decommissioned, leaving the Navy without an active battleship for the first time since 1895. 1965 - Seventh Fleet lands first major Marine units in South Vietnam at Danang (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – March 9

1798 - Appointment of first surgeon U.S. Navy, George Balfour 1847 - Commodore David Connor leads successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico 1862 - First battle between ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia 1914 - Test of wind tunnel at Washington Navy Yard (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – May 11

1862 - CSS Virginia blown up by Confederates to prevent capture. 1898 - Sailors and Marines from USS Marblehead cut trans-oceanic cable near Cienfuegos, Cuba, isolating Cuba from Spain. 1943 - Naval task force lands Army troops on Attu, Aleutians. 1965 - U.S. destroyers deliver first shore bombardment of Vietnam War. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 8

1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry opens treaty negotiations with Japan   1862 - Ironclad ram CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and Congress   1945 - Phyllis Daley becomes first African-American Ensign, Navy Nurse Corps   1958 - Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is decommissioned, leaving the Navy without an active battleship for the first time since 1895.   1965 - Seventh Fleet lands first major Marine units in South Vietnam at Danang   (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 9

 1798 - Appointment of first surgeon U.S. Navy, George Balfour   1847 - Commodore David Connor leads successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico   1862 - First battle between ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia   1914 - Test of wind tunnel at Washington Navy Yard   (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History - May 11

1862 - CSS Virginia blown up by Confederates to prevent capture.   1898 - Sailors and Marines from USS Marblehead cut trans-oceanic cable near Cienfuegos, Cuba, isolating Cuba from Spain.   1943 - Naval task force lands Army troops on Attu, Aleutians.   1965 - U.S. destroyers deliver first shore bombardment of Vietnam War.   (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day In Naval History - March 8

Image: US Library of Congress

1822 - Crew from the schooner Enterprise capture and burn seven small pirate vessels off Cape Antonio, Cuba. 1862 - The ironclad CSS Virginia destroys the wooden ships USS Cumberland and USS Congress in Hampton Roads, Virginia. 1943 - PBY-5 Catalinas from VP-53 sink German submarine U 156 east-northeast of Trinidad. 1945 - Phyllis Daley becomes the first African-American ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps and serves at the Naval Dispensary at Boston, Mass. 1945 - Navy patrol bombers hit a Japanese convoy, sinking cargo vessel No. 21 Yusen Maru in Formosa Strait. 1950 - Operation Portrex begins.

This Day In Naval History: June 23

1812 - During the War of 1812, Commodore John Rodgers leads a squadron onboard USS President off New York until she battles HMS Belvidera. The first shot of the War of 1812 is fired by USS President during this engagement. 1861 - During the Civil War, the Confederate Navy begins reconstruction of ex-USS Merrimack as the ironclad CSS Virginia at Gosport (Norfolk) Navy Yard, Va. 1898 - During the Spanish-American War, USS Dixie fires on two Spanish gunboats at Maria Aguilar Point, Cuba. 1933 - USS Macon (ZRS 5) is commissioned. Less than two years later, Macon crashes during a storm off Point Sur, Calif., ending the Navy's program of rigid airship operations. 1942 - While on a routine search, a PBY rescues most of the crew of S 27 (SS 132) at Constantine Harbor, Amchitka, Aleutian Islands.

On This Day in U.S. Navy Service - March 8th

From the Navy News Service:   1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry opens treaty negotiations with Japan. 1862 - Ironclad ram CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and USS Congress. 1945 - Phyllis Daley, assigned to the Navy Nurse Corps, becomes the first African-American ensign. 1958 - Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64) is decommissioned, leaving the Navy without an active battleship for the first time since 1895. 1965 - The 7th Fleet lands the first major Marine Corps units in South Vietnam at Danang.   For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.    

This Day in Naval History: March 8, 2005

From the Navy News Service 1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry opens treaty negotiations with Japan. 1862 - Ironclad ram CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and USS Congress. 1945 - Phyllis Daley, assigned to the Navy Nurse Corps, becomes the first African-American ensign. 1958 - Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64) is decommissioned, leaving the Navy without an active battleship for the first time since 1895. 1965 - The 7th Fleet lands the first major Marine Corps units in South Vietnam at Danang. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

NOAA, Navy Survey of Civil War Shipwrecks

NOAA and the U.S. Navy embarked today on a two-day research expedition to survey the condition of two sunken Civil War vessels that have rested on the seafloor of the James River in Hampton Roads, Va., for nearly 150 years. Using state-of-the-art sonar technology to acquire data, researchers will create three-dimensional maps of the two shipwrecks, USS Cumberland and CSS Florida, to  analysis on their current conditions and better understand the technological innovations of the time. “The remains of the USS Cumberland and CSS Florida, preserved in the waters of Hampton Roads, remind us of the sacrifices made during the Civil War and give us a unique and rare opportunity to explore a pivotal chapter in our nation’s history…

This Day In Naval History - March 9

USS Cowpens (CG 63) (Photo: U.S. Navy)

1847 - An Army-Navy force begins the siege of Veracruz, Mexico. Approximately 12,000 U.S. troops land on the beaches, along with their horses, mules, artillery, and supplies. Veracruz surrenders March 29, and the forces make their way to Mexico City. 1862 - In the first battle between ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia engage in close combat in Hampton Roads, Va. Neither side could claim victory, but it eventually ends the era of wooden ships. 1919 - The first flight from a battleship platform is made by Lt. Cmdr. Edward O. McDonnell in a Sopwith Camel from turret No.

This Day In Naval History - May 11

1862 - CSS Virginia is destroyed by Confederates off Craney Island to prevent capture. 1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Marines and Sailors from USS Marblehead (C 11) and USS Nashville (PG 7) cut the trans-oceanic cable near Cienfuegos, Cuba, isolating Cuba from Spain. For heroism during this action, 54 Marines and Sailors received the Medal of Honor. 1943 - In the Attu Operation, Task Force 16, commanded by Rear Adm. Thomas C. Kinkaid, landed a force of 3,000 US Army troops of the 7th Division in the cold and the mist of the Aleutians. 1945 - During the Okinawa Campaign, kamikazes crash into Task Force 58s flagship, USS Bunker Hill (CV 17). As a result, Vice Adm. Marc A. Mitscher transfers his flag to USS English (DD 696), then to USS Enterprise (CV 6) on May 14.

NOAA launches USS Monitor Website

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today launched a new website highlighting the 150-year history of the USS Monitor on the anniversary of the ship’s launch. The website, http://monitor.noaa.gov/150th, takes viewers from the iconic warship’s construction through its recovery to recent science expeditions undertaken to protect its legacy. The website, also offers students, teachers and history enthusiasts a variety of education materials and a calendar of upcoming events celebrating the Monitor.

STX Marine attends CSS Derwent’s Launching

Hallin Marine’s Compact Semi-Submersible, CSS Derwent

STX Marine is pleased to report the launching of Hallin Marine’s Compact Semi-Submersible, CSS Derwent. The event took place at Drydocks World Nanindah’s yard in Batam, Indonesia. The CSS Derwent was launched on 5 June 2012 and has an expected delivery at the end of 2012. The CSS concept has been developed by STX Marine, in partnership with Hallin Marine; Minnow Marine Projects Limited and M3 Marine, over a five year period to capture the capabilities and low-motion behavior of a semi-submersible vessel in the smallest form feasible, giving an industry-leading design in terms of operability.

Groundbreaking $110m, DP3 “CSS” Vessel Ordered

Hallin Marine has commissioned a new, $110m, groundbreaking semi-submersible, subsea operations vessel to be named the CSS Derwent. “The CSS (compact semi submersible) delivers big ship capability in a low cost package,” said John Giddens, Hallin’s CEO. “It will support the oil operators’ desire to improve production and reduce costs.” The 84 m CSS is the culmination of a five-year project designed to deliver ‘large boat capability’ at a price of a much smaller vessel with a primary focus on light well intervention.

CSS Olympia Launched, Additional CSS Contracts Secured

Photo: STX Marine

STX Marine launched MAC Offshore’s Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS), CSS Olympia. The launch took place on the 28th March, 2013 at the LiyaPingtan Shipyard, in Fujian Province, China, managed by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding. The delivery of the vessel is due in November 2013 to CSS Olympia’s new owner Graal Invest of Brazil. MAC Offshore signed four additional CSS contracts to be constructed by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding with delivery between August 2014 and October 2015. STXM recently…

CSS Olympia Delivered

CSS Olympia

STX Marine (STXM) announced that Gran Energia took delivery of the Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) Olympia from MAC Offshore. STXM and partners in CSS Designs Ltd. developed the CSS design over the past five years, and said this delivery, will change the long term landscape of the Offshore Vessel market. Built by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding in Fujian Province, China, the CSS Olympia has a length of 84.25m. with an overall capacity of 500 people. The primary function of the Olympia is to act as a floating accommodation unit for rig personnel.

NATO Mine Research Targets CSS Test Range

From an unassuming block structure nestled between luxury waterfront condominiums, a team of international scientists quietly conducted experiments last week that will have a profound impact on the way ships protect themselves from mines in the future. Research Project operations took place June 10-15 in the Gulf of Mexico at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren's Coastal Systems Station (CSS) training range in Panama Beach. Forty five technical experts from the United Kingdom, Norway, the Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia, the U.S. and NATO's Supreme Allied Command Atlantic Undersea Research Center in La Spezia, Italy supported the trials. ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) and US Coast Guard patrol boat Coho were also key elements of the trials.

Brazil's GranEnergia Receive Unusual DP-3 Accommodation Vessel

CSS 'Olympia': Image courtesy of STXM

STX Marine (STXM), which split off from the STX Corporation in 2011, say they partnered with CSS Designs Ltd. for 5 years to develop the ground breaking Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) design of the 'Olympia' which they believe will change the long term landscape of the offshore vessel market. The primary function of the Olympia is to act as a floating accommodation unit for rig personnel. The vessel has a DP-3 rating and will remain connected to an offshore facility via a telescopic gangway system.

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