naval history

Monday, February 27, 2023
Captain Robert Smalls

USS Chancellorsville Is Renamed In Honor Of Black Ship Pilot Robert Smalls

today the US Navy announced it is renaiming a warship to honor Robert Smalls, a skilled ship pilot and statesman born into slavery in South Carolina. The

February 27, 2023
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Friday, November 11, 2022
American Flag Ship

Veteran’s Day – Merchant Marine In Peace And War

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) This Veteran’s Day we remember the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen

November 11, 2022
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Efforts Continue to ‘Save The Sullivans’ in Buffalo

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies are continuing efforts to save the historic USS The Sullivans museum ship after it sank at its pier last week at the

April 19, 2022
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

First Woman to Take Command of Historic USS Constitution

A couple of firsts for the U.S. Navy this week. For the first time in its 224-year history, the USS Constitution will have its first female Commanding Officer.

January 5, 2022
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Captain Mulzac WW2 Hero and America’s First Black Master Mariner

When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, it faced a shortage of merchant mariners. With supplies in desperate needs overseas a massive

February 16, 2021
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Friday, February 12, 2021

Black History Month – Meet The US Navy’s First Female African-American Officers

by Adam Bisno (US Navy History Command) Quite suddenly, and contrary to expectations, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt agreed to reopen the Navy to

February 12, 2021
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Golden 13 – The First Black Officer Training Course

In January 1944, there were nearly 100,000 Black Sailors in the United States Navy, but none were officers. That would change when a group of sixteen Black

February 3, 2021
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Rare Maps of Spanish Armada to Stay in England

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – A set of 10 hand-drawn, 16th century maps showing the progress of the

January 27, 2021
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Maritime News

Biggest World War Two Bomb Found in Poland Explodes

WARSAW, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water on Tuesday as navy divers tried to defuse it. More

October 13, 2020
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Monday, May 11, 2020
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Searchers Locate Wreck of Unsinkable USS Nevada

Deepwater searchers have located the wreck of the famed USS Nevada off the coast of Hawaii. A team consisting of U.S.-based archaeology firm SEARCH, Inc. and

May 11, 2020
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

U.S. Navy Salvage Team Completes Oil Removal from Former German Cruiser Prinz Eugen

A U.S. Navy-led salvage team has successfully removed 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken World War II vessel ex-Prinz Eugen located in the Kwajalein Atoll

November 14, 2018
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Maritime News

Scientists Discover Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island

For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it

August 16, 2018
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Monday, August 6, 2018
Maritime News

Ship Photos: Historic NYC Fireboat John J Harvey Gets Dazzled

Invented during World War I, dazzle camouflage was painted onto thousands of ships in the U.K. and U.S. as a way to disorient enemy U-boats. More than one

August 6, 2018
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Paul Allen Exploration Team Finds Yet Another Famous WWII Shipwreck – USS Juneau

The exploration crew aboard Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen’s RV Petrel has located yet another famous World War II in the South Pacific. The team

March 22, 2018
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Maritime News

‘Lady Lex’ Found: Five Facts on the Discovery of the WW2 Warship USS Lexington

March 7 (Reuters) – The wreck of the USS Lexington, an American warship sunk in a Pacific naval battle during the Second World War, has been found by a

March 7, 2018
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Well-Preserved Wreck of WWI U-Boat Likely Holds Bodies of 23 Crew Members

BRUSSELS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The well-preserved wreck of a World War One German submarine, possibly still containing the bodies of its 23 crew members,

September 20, 2017
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Monday, July 24, 2017

America’s Oldest Commissioned Warship Refloated After Two-Year Restoration

America’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, was finally refloated on Sunday following a two-year, multi-million dollar restoration at the

July 24, 2017
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Friday, November 18, 2016
Maritime News

Dutch Hope Indonesia Will Help Solve Mystery of Missing WWII Battleships

By Anthony Deutsch and Fergus Jensen AMSTERDAM/JAKARTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Dutch prime minister on Friday called the disappearance of the wreckage of

November 18, 2016
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Seventeen Fathoms Deep Cover Photo

Book Review — Seventeen Fathoms Deep: The Saga of the Submarine S-4 Disaster by Joseph A. Williams

Book Review by Rick Spilman – On the afternoon of December 17th, 1927, the US Navy submarine S-4 was surfacing near Provincetown, MA, when it was run

September 20, 2016
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Monday, August 22, 2016
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NOAA To Explore ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Wreckage

by Vernon Smith (NOAA) July 15, 1942. America had been in World War II for less than a year, but the fight was coming to the nation’s shores. That

August 22, 2016
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