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This Day in Naval History – Dec. 15

Dec 14, 2009

1943 - Bureau of Naval Personnel Circular Letter on non-discrimination in Navy V-12 program.1944 - Congress appoints first three of four Fleet Admirals.1965 - Launch of Gemini 6 with Captain Walter M. Schirra, Jr., USN, as Command Pilot…

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 14

Dec 14, 2009

1814 - British squadron captures U.S. gunboats in Battle of Lake Borgne, LA.1944 - Rank of Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy (five star admiral) is established. 1945 - Captain Sue S. Dauser receives the first Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a nurse…

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 11

Dec 11, 2009

1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service.1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force.1954 - First supercarrier of 59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, VA.(Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 10

Dec 09, 2009

1941 - Guam surrenders to Japanese. 1941 - Aircraft from USS Enterprise attack and sink Japanese Submarine I-70 north of Hawaiian Islands. A participant in the Pearl Harbor Attack, I-70 is the first Japanese combatant ship sunk during World War II…

Carl Vinson Leaves Yard Ahead of Schedule

Dec 09, 2009

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed the Northrop Grumman Naval Shipyard in Newport News, Va., after completing an extensive four-year refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) and a 14-week Post Shakedown Availability/Supplemental Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA) period…

Navy Christens Virginia-Class Sub Missouri

Dec 09, 2009

With the spray of bubbly from a champagne bottle, PCU Missouri (SSN 780), the Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine, was christened during a late morning ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Dec. 5.Missouri…

USS Freedom Closer to Maiden Deployment

Dec 09, 2009

The Navy's first littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Freedom (LCS 1), has successfully completed another major milestone in preparation for her upcoming maiden deployment. Freedom conducted independent ship deployment training and certification at sea from Nov…

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 9

Dec 09, 2009

1938 - Prototype shipboard radar, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB-34).1941 - USS Swordfish (SS-193) makes initial U.S. submarine attack on Japanese ship.1952 - Strike by aircraft…

U.S. Navy Hosts Small Business Conference

Dec 07, 2009

The U.S. Navy Program Executive Officers for Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, Integrated Warfare Systems, Ships, and Littoral and Mine Warfare will be hosting a conference for Small Businesses who seek opportunities with the U.S. Navy. The NAVSEA…

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 8

Dec 07, 2009

1933 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with own aircraft into Fleet organization.1941 - US declares war on Japan.1941 - USS Wake (PR-3), a river gunboat moored at Shanghai…

WRSystems Wins Navy Contract up to $140M

Dec 07, 2009

W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) has been awarded a $26,946,956 contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering technical support services for navigation systems in the U.S. and abroad. Seventy-five percent of the contract work will be performed in Hampton Roads…

U.S. Navy Releases Pricing for LCS3 & 4

Dec 06, 2009

As a result of the Navy's change in acquisition strategy for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, the Navy can now release the pricing for LCS 3 and LCS 4 awarded contracts. The total value of the LCS 3 contract…

NG Upgrades Nav for U.S. Navy Patrol Craft

Dec 06, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to upgrade the navigation systems on three U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol craft. The bridge upgrade program for the patrol craft is being performed…

New Navy Contract

Dec 06, 2009

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $36,253,351 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2205) to exercise an option for life cycle engineering and support services for LPD 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems…

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 07

Dec 06, 2009

1917 - Four U.S. battleships arrive at Scapa Flow taking on the role of the British Grand Fleet's Sixth Battle Squadron. Include USS Delaware (BB-28), USS Florida (BB-30), New York (BB-34), and USS Wyoming (BB-32).1941 - Japanese carrier aircraft attack U…

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