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This Day in Naval History – July 26

1812 - Frigate Essex captures British brig Leander 1912 - First airborne radio communications from naval aircraft to ship (LT John Rodgers to USS Stringham) 1946 - CAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve. 1948 - President Harry S. Truman orders desegregation of the Armed Services. 1954 - 3 aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) shoot down 2 Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft. (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 28

From the Navy News Service 1822 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures five pirate vessels. 1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships. 1923 - Navy aircraft take first and second places in international Schneider Cup Race. 1944 - Marines occupy islands in Palaus under cover of naval aircraft and gunfire support. 1964 - First deployment of Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) from Charleston, S.C. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval history: May 22

USS Scorpion alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, in April 1968, shortly before she departed on her last voyage. This is believed to be one of the last photographs taken of Scorpion. (Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969. U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval history - May 22 1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels. 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN-589) lost with all hands For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.  

This Day in Naval History - May 22

From the Navy News Service:   1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade. 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23. 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels. 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN 589) is lost with all hands.   For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Navy History

September 19 1915 - SECNAV Josephus Daniels organizes the Naval Consulting Board to mobilize the scientific resources of U.S. for national defense. 1957 - Bathyscaph Trieste, in a dive sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in the Mediterranean, reaches record depth of 2 miles 1992 - Joint Task Force Marianas stands down after providing assistance to Guam after Typhoon Omar September 20 1911 - Navigational instruments first requested for naval aircraft. 1951 - In Operation Summit, the first combat helicopter landing in history, U.S. Marines were landed in Korea. 1981 - USS Mount Hood and Navy helicopters rescue 18 crew members of Philippine Navy frigate, Datu Kalantiaw

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 20

From the Navy News Service 1911 - Navigational instruments first requested for naval aircraft. 1951 - In Operation Summit, the first combat helicopter landing in history, U.S. Marines were landed in Korea. 1981 - USS Mount Hood (AE 29) and Navy helicopters rescue 18 crew members of Philippine Navy frigate, Datu Kalantiaw. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History – Sept. 28

1822 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures 5 pirate vessels 1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships 1923 - Navy aircraft take first and second places in international Schneider Cup Race 1944 - Marines occupy islands in Palaus under cover of naval aircraft and gunfire support. 1964 - First deployment of Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) from Charleston, SC (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – September 28

1822 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures 5 pirate vessels 1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships 1923 - Navy aircraft take first and second places in international Schneider Cup Race 1944 - Marines occupy islands in Palaus under cover of naval aircraft and gunfire support. 1964 - First deployment of Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) from Charleston, SC (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – May 22

1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, 22-23 May 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels. 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN-589) lost with all hands (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - May 22

From the Navy News Service 1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening to trade. 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23. 1967 - reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels. 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN 589) is lost with all hands.

This Day in Naval History - July 26

1812 - Frigate Essex captures British brig Leander 1912 - First airborne radio communications from naval aircraft to ship (LT John Rodgers to USS Stringham) 1946 - CAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve. 1948 - President Harry S. Truman orders desegregation of the Armed Services. 1954 - 3 aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) shoot down 2 Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft. For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 10

From the Navy News Service 1916 - First Naval aircraft production contract, for the N-9 "Jenny." 1921 - General Order establishes the Bureau of Aeronautics under Rear Adm. William Moffett. 1944 - Guam secured by U.S. forces. 1964 - Signing of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which is used as the starting point of the Vietnam Conflict.

This Day in Naval History – August 10

1916 - First Naval aircraft production contract, for N-9s 1921 - General Order establishes the Bureau of Aeronautics under RADM William Moffett 1944 - Guam secured by U.S. forces. 1964 - Signing of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which is used as the starting point of the Vietnam Conflict (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Navy History - August 10

1916 - First Naval aircraft production contract, for N-9s 1921 - General Order establishes the Bureau of Aeronautics under RADM William Moffett 1944 - Guam secured by U.S. forces. 1964 - Signing of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which is used as the starting point of the Vietnam Conflict

This Day in Naval History – September 20

1911 - Navigational instruments first requested for naval aircraft. 1951 - In Operation Summit, the first combat helicopter landing in history, U.S. Marines were landed in Korea. 1981 - USS Mount Hood and Navy helicopters rescue 18 crew members of Philippine Navy frigate, Datu Kalantiaw (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – August 10

1916 - First Naval aircraft production contract, for N-9s 1921 - General Order establishes the Bureau of Aeronautics under RADM William Moffett 1944 - Guam secured by U.S. forces. 1964 - Signing of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which is used as the starting point of the Vietnam Conflict (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History - July 26

1812 - Frigate Essex captures British brig Leander. 1912 - First airborne radio communications from naval aircraft to ship (Lt. John Rodgers to USS Stringham). 1942 - Capt. Joy Bright Hancock appointed director, Women's Naval Reserve. 1948 - President Harry S. Truman orders desegregation of the Armed Services. 1954 - Three aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA 47) shoot down two Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft. (Source: www.history.navy.mil)

This Day in Naval History - July 26

From the Navy News Service 1812 - Frigate Essex captures British brig Leander. 1912 - First airborne radio communications from naval aircraft to ship (Lt. John Rodgers to USS Stringham). 1942 - Capt. Joy Bright Hancock appointed director, Women's Naval Reserve. 1948 - President Harry S. Truman orders desegregation of the Armed Services. 1954 - Three aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA 47) shoot down two Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft.

This Day In Naval History: August 10

1812 - The frigate USS Constitution captures and burns the brig, HMS Lady Warren, off Cape Race, off Labrador, Canada. 1831 - The U.S. flag gains the nickname of Old Glory from William Driver, master of the brig USS Charles Daggert. 1916 - The first naval aircraft production contract begins when the Bureau of Construction and Repair contacts Glenn H. Curtiss via telegram asking him to supply 30 school hydro aeroplanes. The N-9s become the Navy's most popular training aircraft during World War I. 1921 - The Bureau of Aeronautics is established by General Order. Medal of Honor recipient, Rear Adm. William Moffett is the first Bureau Chief. 1942 - Off Kavieng, New Ireland, USS S-44 (SS 155) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese cruiser, Kako, as she retires from the Battle of Savo Island.

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 25

USS Houston with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. 1898 - Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico. 1912 - First specifications for naval aircraft published. 1934 - First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. 1941 - Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy "E"certificates (for excellence) for industry. 1943 - Launching of USS Harmon (DE-72), first ship named for African-American. 1990 - USS Cimarron rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines.

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 25

USS Harmon (DE-72). U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives and Records Administration

Today in U.S. 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. 1898 - Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico. 1912 - First specifications for naval aircraft published. 1934 - First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. 1941 - Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy "E"certificates (for excellence) for industry. 1943 - Launching of USS Harmon (DE-72), first ship named for African-American. 1990 - USS Cimarron rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines.

This Day in Naval History - July 25

1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Me. 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. Navy. 1898 - Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico. 1912 - First specifications for naval aircraft published. 1934 - First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. Roosevelt, reaches Hilo on board USS Houston (CA 30). 1941 - Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy "E"certificates (for excellence) for industry. 1943 - Launching of USS Harmon (DE 72), first ship named for an African-American. 1990 - USS Cimarron (AO 177) rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines.

This Day in Naval History - July 18

1775 - Continental Congress resolves that each colony provide armed vessels. 1779 - Commodore Abraham Whipple's squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War. 1792 - John Paul Jones dies in Paris, France. 1813 - U.S. Frigate President captures British Daphne, Eliza Swan, Alert and Lion. 1920 - Naval aircraft sink ex-German cruiser Frankfurt in target practice. 1943 - German submarine shoots down K-47, the first and only U.S. airship lost during WW II. 1947 - President Harry S. Truman delegates responsibility for the civil administration of former Japanese mandated island to the Secretary of the Navy. 1966 - Launch of Gemini 10 with Lt. Cmdr. John W. Young, as Command Pilot.

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