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This Day in Naval History – Jan. 16

1930 - USS Lexington provides power to Tacoma, WA, when floods knocked out city power plants 1991 - Operation Desert Storm, liberation of Kuwait from Iraq, begins (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 5

1843 - Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor.

This Day in Navy History

1843 - USS Michigan is launched at Erie, Penn. Michigan is America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as the first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV 2) sails with Task Force 12 to transport Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor only days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 5

USS Michigan (renamed USS Wolverine). (U.S. Navy Photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - December 5 1843 - Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 05

From the Navy News Service 1843 - USS Michigan is launched at Erie, Penn. Michigan is America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as the first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV 2) sails with Task Force 12 to transport Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor only days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Today in U.S. Naval History: January 16

USS Lexington (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 16 1930 - USS Lexington provides power to Tacoma, Wash., when floods knocked out city power plants 1991 - Operation Desert Storm, liberation of Kuwait from Iraq, begins For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 16

From the Navy News Service 1815 - Benjamin Crowninshield becomes fifth Secretary of the Navy. 1930 - USS Lexington (CV 2) provides power to Tacoma, Wash., when floods knocked out city power plants. 1991 - Operation Desert Storm, the liberation of Kuwait from Iraq, begins.

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 4

USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). (USN Photo DN-ST-89-01287 by Photographer’s Mate 2d Class William Lipski)

Today in U.S. 1918 - President Woodrow Wilson sails in USS George Washington for Paris Peace Conference. 1943 - Aircraft from USS Lexington (CV-16) and USS Independence (CVL-22) attack Kwajalein Atoll, sinking four Japanese ships and damaging five others, while only three U.S. ships suffered damage. 1944 - USS Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese destroyer Kishinami and damages a merchant ship in South China Sea. Flasher is only U.S. submarine to sink over 100,000 tons of enemy shipping in World War II. 1965 - Launch of Gemini seven piloted by CDR James A. Lovell, USN.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 4

1918 - President Woodrow Wilson sails in USS George Washington for Paris Peace Conference. 1943 - Aircraft from USS Lexington (CV-16) and USS Independence (CVL-22) attack Kwajalein Atoll, sinking four Japanese ships and damaging five others, while only three U.S. ships suffered damage. 1944 - USS Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese destroyer Kishinami and damages a merchant ship in South China Sea. Flasher is only U.S. submarine to sink over 100,000 tons of enemy shipping in World War II. 1965 - Launch of Gemini 7 piloted by CDR James A. Lovell, USN. This flight consisted of 206 orbits at an altitude of 327 km and lasted 13 days and 18 hours. 1983 - Aircraft from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS Independence (CV-62) launch strike against anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon that fired on U.S.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 4

1918 - President Woodrow Wilson sails in USS George Washington for Paris Peace Conference. 1943 - Aircraft from USS Lexington (CV-16) and USS Independence (CVL-22) attack Kwajalein Atoll, sinking four Japanese ships and damaging five others, while only three U.S. ships suffered damage. 1944 - USS Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese destroyer Kishinami and damages a merchant ship in South China Sea. Flasher is only U.S. submarine to sink over 100,000 tons of enemy shipping in World War II. 1965 - Launch of Gemini 7 piloted by CDR James A. Lovell, USN. This flight consisted of 206 orbits at an altitude of 327 km and lasted 13 days and 18 hours. 1983 - Aircraft from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS Independence (CV-62) launch strike against anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon that fired on U.S.

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 15

From the Navy News Service 1845 - The U.S. Naval Academy is established at , , on former site of . 1895 - Commissioning of USS Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship. served off during the Spanish-American War and took part in the naval battle of . Under the name of , she was sunk in weapon effects tests in in 1911. Her hulk continued in use as a gunnery target through World War II. 1908 - First Navy post offices established in Navy ships. 1944 - Operation Dragoon, Allied invasion of . 1953 - First naval officer appointed Chairman, Joints Chiefs of Staff, Adm. William Radford. 1958 - USS Lexington (CVA 16) arrives in vicinity of during Taiwan Straits crisis.

This Day in Navy History

1845 - U.S. Naval Academy established at Annapolis, MD on former site of Fort Severn. 1895 - Commissioning of Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship. Texas served off Cuba during the Spanish-American War and took part in the naval battle of Santiago. Under the name of San Marcos, she was sunk in weapon effects tests in Chesapeake Bay in 1911. Her hulk continued in use as a gunnery target through World War II. 1953 - First naval officer appointed Chairman, Joints Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William Radford. He served from 15 August 1953 until 15 August 1957. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: August 15

USS Lexington (CVA-16). (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center)

Today in U.S. 1845 - U.S. Naval Academy established at Annapolis, Md. on former site of Fort Severn. 1895 - Commissioning of Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship. Texas served off Cuba during the Spanish-American War and took part in the naval battle of Santiago. Under the name of San Marcos, she was sunk in weapon effects tests in Chesapeake Bay in 1911. Her hulk continued in use as a gunnery target through World War II. 1953 - First naval officer appointed Chairman, Joints Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William Radford. He served from August 15, 1953 until August 15, 1957.

This Day In Naval History: September 6

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1861 - USS Tyler and USS Lexington, support Gen. Ulysses S. Grants Army operations against strategic Paducah and Smithland, Ky. The ships mobile firepower assists in the capture of the cities, helping to preserve Kentucky in the Union. 1918 - In the first use of major-caliber naval guns in a land offensive, a U.S. naval railway battery of five, 14-inch guns begin long-range bombardment of German forces near Soissons, France. 1930 - USS Grebe (AM 43) arrives at Santo Domingo with supplies and medicines for victims of a hurricane three days prior.

This Day In Naval History - June 15

USS Mars (AFS 1) (U.S. Navy photo)

1775 - Abraham Whipple takes command of Rhode Island's coastal defense ship, Katy, and captures a tender of HMS Rose. In December, Katy is taken into the Continental service and renamed Providence. 1864 - During the Civil War, the side-wheel steamer, USS Lexington, commanded by Lt. George Bache, and a boat crew from the side-wheel steamer, USS Tyler, capture three steamers aiding Confederates off Beulah Landing, Miss. 1944 - Following intensive naval gunfire and carrier-based aircraft bombing…

Seafarers International House Honors Maritime Leaders

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Members of the maritime community gathered last evening at the New York Athletic Club to honor three of its leaders: H. Marshall Ainley (President, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association), Ian T. Blackley (President & CEO, Overseas Ship Management, Inc.) and Raymond J. Burke Jr. (Partner, Burke & Parsons). These individuals were given the 2016 “Outstanding Friend of Seafarers” Award by Seafarers International House, a Lutheran, non-profit agency serving merchant seafarers in Baltimore…

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 7

Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho is torpedoed, during attacks by U.S. Navy carrier aircraft in the late morning of 7 May 1942. Photographed from a USS Lexington (CV-2) plane. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.)

1942 - Carrier aircraft sink Japanese carrier Shoho during Battle of Coral Sea. The first day of the carrier battle of Coral Sea, May 7 1942, saw the Americans searching for carriers they knew were present and the Japanese looking for ones they feared might be in the area. The opposing commanders, U.S. Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher and Japanese Vice Admiral Takeo Takagi and Rear Admiral Tadaichi Hara, endeavored to "get in the first blow", a presumed prerequisite to victory (and to survival) in a battle between heavily-armed and lightly-protected aircraft carriers.

Honour for Select Coral Sea Veterans

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive HMAS Australia II after the "Coral Sea" battle. Photo:  Royal Australian Navy.

Surviving Australian veterans of the Battle of the Coral Sea will be flown to New York next month to commemorate the battle’s 75th anniversary. Staff Officer Heritage Research at the Sea Power Centre Lieutenant Commander Desmond Woods said Australian veterans of the battle were being sponsored by the American Australia Association. “The president of the Association, John Berry, is holding a dinner on board the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Intrepid for Australian and US veterans,” he said. Lieutenant Commander Woods said the battle was a turning point for Australia in the Second World War.

This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 12

1813 - US Frigate Chesapeake captures British Volunteer 1848 - Attack on Sloop Lexington, San Blas, Mexico 1953 - Landings tested on board USS Antietam, first angled deck carrier (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 12

1813 - US Frigate Chesapeake captures British Volunteer 1848 - Attack on Sloop Lexington, San Blas, Mexico 1953 - Landings tested on board USS Antietam, first angled deck carrier (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 12

1813 - US Frigate Chesapeake captures British Volunteer 1848 - Attack on Sloop Lexington, San Blas, Mexico 1953 - Landings tested on board USS Antietam, first angled deck carrier

Navy to Christen New Guided-Missile Destroyer

Sherman will be christened on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, during a 10 a.m. at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss. Sen. address. father. across the bow to formally christen Forrest Sherman. The new destroyer honors Adm. Forrest Percival Sherman (1896-1951). July 22, 1951. and later served on the USS Lexington during the carrier's first year in service. USS Ranger prior to joining the staff of commander, U.S. Fleet. chief of naval operations. Solomon Islands. After a Japanese submarine sank the USS Wasp on Sept. capacity until November 1943, when he became deputy chief of staff to Adm. W. Nimitz. Okinawa. Following a brief tenure as Commander, U.S. operations on Nov. 2, 1949. Ocean (1980). currently authorized by Congress.

This Day In Naval History - Jan. 12

From the Navy News Service 1813 - U.S. frigate Chesapeake captures the British warship Volunteer. 1848 - Sloop Lexington attacked in San Blas, Mexico. 1953 - Aircraft landings are tested aboard USS Antietam (CVS 36), the first angled-deck carrier.

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