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New Navy Contracts

Nov 15, 2009

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $6,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2100) for the accomplishment of the fiscal year 2008 Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA) of USS Enterprise (CVN 65)…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 16

Nov 15, 2009

1776 - First salute to an American flag (Grand Union flag) flying from Continental Navy ship Andrew Doria, by Dutch fort at St. Eustatius, West Indies.1856 - Barrier Forts reduction began at Canton China.1942 - Navy's first Night Fighter squadron (VMF(N)-531) established at Cherry Point…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 13

Nov 12, 2009

1776 - Captain John Paul Jones in Alfred with brig Providence captures British transport Mellish, carrying winter uniforms later used by Washington's troops.1942 - Loss of USS Juneau (CL-52) during Battle of Guadalcanal results in loss of Five Sullivan Brothers…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 12

Nov 11, 2009

1912 - LT Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard.1940 - CNO Admiral Stark submits memorandum to Secretary of the Navy on 4 plans if U.S. enters war. He favors the fourth one…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 11

Nov 10, 2009

1870 - Navy expedition to explore the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, southern Mexico, commanded by CAPT Robert W. Shufeldt, enters the Coatzacoalcos River to begin a survey for possible interoceanic canal. Support provided by USS Kansas and USS Mayflower…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 10

Nov 09, 2009

1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines, establishing the Marine Corps.1941 - U.S. escorted convoy WS 12, carrying 20,000 British troops to Singapore, sails from Halifax(Source: Navy News Service)

Eye on the Navy

Nov 06, 2009

Nov. 5, 2009, the German navy frigate Hessen (F221) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) for a refueling at sea. This is the first time Dwight D. Eisenhower has provided fuel for a German ship. Dwight D. Eisenhower…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 7

Nov 06, 2009

1861 - CAPT Charles Wilkes seizes two Confederate diplomats from the British steamer Trent, causing an international controversy with Great Britain (known as the Trent Affair).1942 - Operation Torch (Allied landings in French Northwest Africa)…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 6

Nov 05, 2009

1851 - U.S. Navy expedition under command of LT William Lewis Herndon, on a mission to explore the valley of the Amazon and its tributaries, reaches Iquitos in the jungle region of the upper Amazon after their departure from Lima, Peru. 1941 - On Neutrality Patrol…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 5

Nov 04, 2009

1775 - Commodore Esek Hopkins appointed to Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy.1915 - In AB-2 flying boat, LCDR Henry C. Mustin makes first underway catapult launch from a ship, USS North Carolina, at Pensacola Bay, FL.1917 - German submarine torpedoes USS Alcedo off French coast…

Eye on the Navy

Nov 03, 2009

On Nov. 2 The amphibious dock landing ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) transits New York Harbor past the World Trade Center site. The ship has 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow and will be commissioned Nov…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 4

Nov 03, 2009

1967 - Landing craft from USS Navarro (APA-215) rescue 43 men from British SS Habib Marikar aground on a reef at Lincoln Island in the Tonkin Gulf.1971 - USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636) launches a Poseidon C-3 missile in first surface launch of Poseidon missile.(Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 3

Nov 02, 2009

1853 - USS Constitution seizes suspected slaver H. N. Gambrill.1931 - Dirigible USS Los Angeles makes 10 hour flight out of NAS Lakehurst, NJ, carrying 207 persons, establishing a new record for the number of passengers carried into the air by a single craft…

Navy Commissions Dewey at Seal Beach

Nov 01, 2009

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has approved Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., as the commissioning location of Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Dewey, the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced guided-missile destroyer.The event will be the first time a U…

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 2

Nov 01, 2009

1943 - In Battle in Empress Augusta Bay, U.S. cruisers and destroyers turn back Japanese forces trying to attack transports off Bougainville, Solomons.1968 - Operation Search Turn began in Mekong Delta.(Source: Navy News Service)

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