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05 Jun 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 5

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 5 1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale and Thomas Truxtun 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France on board USS Jupiter 1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

03 Apr 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 3

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 3 1797 - Capt. Thomas Truxtun issued first known American signal book using numerary system 1942 - Adm. Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet 1992 - First five coed recruit companies graduate from Orlando, Fla. Naval Training Center. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

05 Jun 2013

Today in U.S. Naval history: June 5

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval history – June 5 1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first 6 captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France on board USS Jupiter 1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships   For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.

05 Jun 2012

This Day in Naval History - June 05

From the Navy News Service:   1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun. 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France aboard USS Jupiter (AC 3). 1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships.   For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil/wars/dates.htm.

09 Feb 2012

This Day in Naval History - February 9th

From the Navy News Service:   1799 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures the French warship l'Insurgente. 1943 - The organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends. 1947 - Carrier USS Wright (CVL 49) is commissioned. 1978 - A new era in naval communications begins with the launching of the first satellite of the Navy's Fleet Satellite Communications System. 1984 - Destroyer USS Moosbrugger (DD 980) fires approximately 150 shells at Syrian artillery positions east of Beirut.   For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

02 Feb 2010

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 2

1800 - USS Constellation (CAPT Thomas Truxtun) defeats la Vengeance 1862 - USS Hartford, Capt David G. Farragut, departs Hampton Roads for Mississippi River campaign (Source: Navy News Service)

05 Jun 2009

This Day in Naval History – June 5

1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France on board USS Jupiter 1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships (Source: Navy News Service)

28 Apr 2009

USS Truxtun Joins the Fleet

The Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Truxtun (DDG 103), was commissioned Saturday, April 25, during a ceremony at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, S.C. The process of commissioning a Navy ship takes many years of trials and training and to finally reach this milestone is very important said Cmdr. Timothy Weber, commanding officer, USS Truxton. Designated DDG 103, the destroyer honors Commodore Thomas Truxtun (1755-1822) who embarked upon a seafaring career at age 12. When the U.S.

03 Apr 2009

This Day in Naval History – April 3

1797 - CAPT Thomas Truxtun issued first known American signal book using numerary system 1942 - ADM Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet 1992 - First five coed recruit companies from Orlando, FL Naval Training Center granduate. (Source: Navy News Service)

02 Feb 2009

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 2

1800 - USS Constellation (CAPT Thomas Truxtun) defeats la Vengeance 1862 - USS Hartford, Capt David G. Farragut, departs Hampton Roads for Mississippi River campaign (Source: Navy News Service)

28 Oct 2008

Navy Accepts Truxtun

Truxtun successfully completed acceptance trials Oct. 3, and the ship got underway Sept. 30 from NGSB Pascagoula for a multi-day trial in the . All major systems and equipment, including the ship’s Aegis combat system, were tested by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. Truxtun is the 53rd Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer. The ship will conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. The ship’s combat system centers around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-lD(V), multi-function phased array radar. The new destroyer honors Commodore Thomas Truxtun (1755-1822) who was selected as one of the Navy’s first six captains on 98.

24 Sep 2008

Destroyer Truxtun Completes Builder's Trial

The Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer Truxtun (DDG 103) successfully completed her builder's sea trials last week. DDG 103, shown here underway in the Gulf of Mexico, is the 25th Aegis destroyer being built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding - Gulf Coast.

Northrop Grumman Corporation Aegis guided missile destroyer Truxtun (DDG 103) moved one step closer to completion by successfully performing two days of builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico last week. The ship, under construction at the company's Shipbuilding sector here, is the 25th ship in the DDG-51 class of destroyers being built by Northrop Grumman. Truxtun will now prepare for U.S. Navy acceptance trials later this month. This highly capable multi-mission ship can conduct a variety of operations…

05 Jun 2008

This Day in Naval History - June 05

1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun. 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches aboard USS Jupiter (AC 3). 1945 - Typhoon off damages many U.S. Navy ships.

03 Apr 2008

This Day in Naval History - April 03

From the Navy News Service 1797 - Capt. Thomas Truxtun issues the first known American signal book using numerary system. 1942 - Adm. Chester Nimitz is named commander-in-chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, commander-in-chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet. 1992 - The first five coed recruit companies from Naval Training Center Orlando, Fla., graduate.

11 Feb 2008

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 09

From the Navy News Service 1799 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures the French warship l'Insurgente. 1943 - The organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends. 1947 - Carrier USS Wright (CVL 49) is commissioned. 1978 - A new era in naval communications begins with the launching of the first satellite of the Navy's Fleet Satellite Communications System. 1984 - Destroyer USS Moosbrugger (DD 980) fires approximately 150 shells at Syrian artillery positions east of Beirut.

05 Jun 2007

This Day in Naval History

1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun. 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France aboard USS Jupiter (AC 3). 1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil/wars/dates.htm.

04 Jun 2007

Northrop Grumman-built Truxtun Christened

In a traditional ceremony on Saturday, the U.S. Navy's 53rd Aegis guided missile destroyer, Truxtun (DDG 103), built by Northrop Grumman Corporation, was christened before more than 1,000 guests. one of the first captains in the U.S. USS Constellation. bottles across the bow, formally naming DDG 103 Truxtun. name. coast of St. Pollux in 1942. dozens survived thanks to the small mining town of St. Newfoundland, Canada. The entire town helped to rescue the sailors. The current mayor of St. Ed Lewis and Lanier Phillips. military strategy. subsurface battles simultaneously. the 21st century. Cdr. Timothy R. will lead a crew of 276 officers and sailors. the 25th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built by Northrop Grumman. navigational draft of 33 feet. ship to speeds in excess of 30 knots.

02 Feb 2006

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 02

From the Navy News Service 1800 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures French vessel la Vengeance. 1862 - USS Hartford, commanded by Capt. David G. Farragut, departs Hampton Roads for Mississippi River campaign. 1894 - Sloop Kearsarge, commanded by Cmdr. Oscar F. Heyerman, wrecks without loss of life on Roncador Reef off Central America. 1991 - Coalition naval operations continue in the Gulf War with an attack on the Al Kalia naval facility. One Iraqi Exocet-capable patrol craft is hit directly with two laser-guided bombs, while a second U.S. aircraft launches a string of twelve 500-pound bombs across another patrol boat. The bombs also strike several buildings on the pier, generating several secondary explosions.

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