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This Day in Naval History - Dec. 30

By Navy News Service 1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598), at Groton, CT.

This Day in Naval History - March 12

1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones. 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Adm. Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, and commander in chief, U.S. Fleet, to which he was appointed Dec. 30, 1941. 1956 - In the first overseas deployment of a Navy missile squadron, Attack Squadron 83 left aboard USS Intrepid (CVS 11). From the Navy News Service

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 30

1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598), at Groton, CT. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – March 12

1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941. 1956 - In first overseas deployment of Navy missile squadron, VA-83 left on USS Intrepid (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 30

1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598), at Groton, CT. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – March 12

1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941. 1956 - In first overseas deployment of Navy missile squadron, VA-83 left on USS Intrepid (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 30

1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598), at Groton, CT. (Source: USCG Historian’ Office)

This Day in U.S. Naval History

By the Navy News Service: On this day, 30 December, in U.S. Naval History: 1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598), at Groton, CT.

Today in U.S. Naval History: March 12

USS Intrepid (CV-11) (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 12 1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941. 1956 - In first overseas deployment of Navy missile squadron, VA-83 left on USS Intrepid For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 20

Admiral Ernest J. King (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.)

Today in U.S. 1822 - Congress authorizes the 14-ship West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy in the Caribbean. 1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King designated Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet in charge of all operating naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the President. 1964 - USS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849) completes a successful emergency mission in aiding the disabled American Merchant Ship, SS Oceanic Spray in the Red Sea. 1974 - Clearance of Suez Canal for mines and unexploded ordnance completed by Joint Task Force. 1989 - Operation Just Cause begins in Panama.

This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 20

1822 - Congress authorizes the 14-ship West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy in the Caribbean. 1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King designated Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet in charge of all operating naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the President. 1964 - USS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849) completes a successful emergency mission in aiding the disabled American Merchant Ship, SS Oceanic Spray in the Red Sea. 1974 - Clearance of Suez Canal for mines and unexploded ordnance completed by Joint Task Force. 1989 - Operation Just Cause begins in Panama. 1998 - Operation Desert Fox in Iraq ends. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Coast Guard History – May 4

1882-The Secretary of the Treasury was authorized to discontinue any lifesaving station, transfer apparatus, appoint keepers, etc. 1910-Congress required every passenger ship or other ship carrying 50 persons or more, leaving any port of United States, to be equipped with a radio (powerful enough to transmit to a 100-mile radius) and a qualified operator. 1942- The Chief of Naval Operations, ADM Ernest J. King, ordered the Coast Guard Auxiliary to organize into a anti-submarine patrol force, which becomes known as the "Corsair Fleet" for service along the east coast. The Corsair Fleet was made up primarily of private yachts, crewed by their owners, and converted for ASW use.

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - May 4

1882-The Secretary of the Treasury was authorized to discontinue any lifesaving station, transfer apparatus, appoint keepers, etc. 1910-Congress required every passenger ship or other ship carrying 50 persons or more, leaving any port of United States, to be equipped with a radio (powerful enough to transmit to a 100-mile radius) and a qualified operator. 1942- The Chief of Naval Operations, ADM Ernest J. King, ordered the Coast Guard Auxiliary to organize into a anti-submarine patrol force, which becomes known as the "Corsair Fleet" for service along the east coast. The Corsair Fleet was made up primarily of private yachts, crewed by their owners, and converted for ASW use.

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 20

1822 - Congress authorizes the 14-ship West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy in the Caribbean. 1941 - Adm. Ernest J. King is designated commander-in-chief in charge of all operating Naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the president. 1964 - USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849) completes a successful emergency mission, aiding the disabled American merchant ship SS Oceanic Spray in the Red Sea. 1974 - Clearance of the Suez Canal for mines and unexploded ordnance completed by joint task force. 1989 - Operation Just Cause begins in Panama.

This Day in Navy History - December 20

1822 - Congress authorizes the 14-ship West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy in the Caribbean. 1941 - Adm. Ernest J. King is designated commander-in-chief in charge of all operating Naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the president. 1964 - USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849) completes a successful emergency mission, aiding the disabled American merchant ship SS Oceanic Spray in the Red Sea.  1974 - Clearance of the Suez Canal for mines and unexploded ordnance completed by joint task force.  1989 - Operation Just Cause begins in Panama. 1998 - Operation Desert Fox in Iraq ends.   For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil

This Day In Naval History - May 20

USS Russell (DDG 59) (U.S. Navy photo by Melinda Larson)

1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur sails with his flagship USS Guerriere and a squadron of nine ships for the Mediterranean to suppress piracy. Under strict negotiations, Decatur is able to secure a treaty with the Day of Algiers, His Highness Omar Bashaw, on July 3. 1844 - The frigate Constitution, commanded by John Percival, sails from New York to depart on her 32,279 mile round-the-world cruise. Heading eastward, she visits places such as Brazil, Zanzibar, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Hawaii before returning back to Boston, Mass., in Sept. 1846.

This Day in Naval History - March 26

From the Navy News Service 1942 - Adm. Ernest King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet. 1943 - The Battle of Komandorski Islands prevents Japanese reinforcements from reaching . 1966 - Operation Jackstay is the Navy's first amphibious assault in 's inland waters. 1968 - Operation Bold Dragon III begins in the Mekong Delta.

VT Halter Marine CEO to Address WorkBoat Show

Ret. Gen. Boyd "Butch" E. will deliver a keynote address at the International WorkBoat Show. Mr. King will speak at the Ernest N. Dec. 3, at 12:30 p.m. going vessels. A retired Brigadier General who served in the U.S. years, Mr. January 2003. Mr. within a very short period of time. the current health of VT Halter Marine's U.S. technology and his vision for the future. Coast, we anticipate that Mr. industry in 2004" said David Krapf, editor of WorkBoat magazine. regulations, finance, and marine management issues.

Crystal Charters Escort Vessel for Arctic Cruise

RRS Ernest Shackleton (Photo: Crystal Cruises)

When cruise liner Crystal Serenity sets off on its 32-day expedition voyage through the Northwest Passage from Anchorage to New York August 16, she will be escorted by the RRS Ernest Shackleton. Crystal Cruises recently secured RRS Ernest Shackleton for the voyage via a charter party agreement with Tactical Marine Solutions of Victoria, Canada and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) headquartered in Cambridge, U.K. Under the contract, RRS Ernest Shackleton, an ICE 05 classed icebreaker (exceeding the more common 1A Super class)…

LIfeboat Prepares to Retrace Shackleton's Antarctic Voyage

Lifeboat Alexandra Shackleton': Photo credit Shacketon Epic

A crew of six British and Australian adventurers will re-enact Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic Antarctic small boat voyage. With only four months to go before the 'Shackleton Epic' adventure gets underway, a significant milestone has been reached with the sea trial and the expedition's naval element is eager to get going on the trip of a lifetime. The 'Shackleton Epic' has been in development since 2008 when The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton, grand-daughter of Sir Ernest, had the idea of an expedition to honour one of the greatest leadership and survival stories of all time.

Northrop Grumman To Sponsor Naval Institute's Essay Contest

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a co-builder of the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke Aegis destroyers, has committed $175,000 over five years to sponsor the U.S. Naval Institute's Arleigh Burke Essay Contest. The announcement commemorates Adm. Burke's 100th birthday on October 19. The Naval Institute's most prestigious essay contest is open to all; for details, visit www.navalinstitute.org. The top three essayists receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, accompanied by gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively. The top-prize winner also receives a life membership in the Naval Institute. The three winning essays will be published in the May 2002 issue of Proceedings. Essays must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2001.

Wesmar Stabilizers in Action

WESMAR Stabilizers ‘Likely Saved Our Lives’ Says Captain of 45-Foot Tug. For some, modern technology adds to entertainment and pleasure. Captain Robert Elves believes modern technology actually saved his life in this amazing story about a harrowing crossing on his Tugboat Ernest Hemingway. Here is his story. “The (WESMAR) stabilizers gave us a great ride in 4-6 ft swells on a 25-hour nonstop voyage from Port Canaveral to Great Sale Cay, Abacos (the Bahamas) aboard our 45 foot, 40-ton tugboat Ernest Hemingway. That was our expectation with the purchase of the stabilizers.

King Abdullah Port Bullish on Prospects

Image: King Abdullah Port

King Abdullah Port (KAP) in Rabigh aims at being part of the overall development of the Saudi economy, which is the largest economy in the region and among the top 20 in the world, said Abdullah Hameedaddin, managing director of Ports Development Company (PDC), according to a report in the Arab News. “King Abdullah Port also takes pride in its high-tech superstructures, as they are some of the most advanced in the world and already optimized to service vessels and operate terminals for decades to come,” Hameedaddin said.

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