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This Day in Naval History – Oct. 30

Oct 29, 2009

1775 - Congress authorizes four vessels for the defense of the United Colonies.1799 - William Balch becomes Navy's first commissioned Chaplain.(Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 29

Oct 29, 2009

1814 - Launching of Fulton I , first American steam powered warship, at New York City. The ship was designed by Robert Fulton.1980 - USS Parsons (DDG-33) rescues 110 Vietnamese refugees 330 miles south of Saigon.(Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 28

Oct 27, 2009

1864 - Steamer General Thomas and gunboat Stone River destroy Confederate batteries on Tennessee River near Decatur, Alabama.1882 - Orders issued for first Naval Attache (LCDR French Chadwick sent to London, England).(Source: Naval News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 27

Oct 26, 2009

1864 - LT William Cushing, USN, sinks Confederate ram Albemarle with a spar torpedo attached to the bow of his launch.1922 - Navy League of U.S. sponsors first annual celebration of Navy Day to focus public attention on the importance of the U…

New Navy Contracts

Oct 25, 2009

Gulf Copper Ship Repair*, Corpus Christi, Texas (N55236-10-D-0001); JCI Metal Products, Inc.*, Lemon Grove, Calif. (N55236-10-D-0002); Marine and Restaurant Fabricators*, San Diego, Calif. (N55236-10-D-0006); Miller Marine, Inc., National City…

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 26

Oct 25, 2009

1921 - In first successful test, a compressed air, turntable catapult, launches an N-9 seaplane.1922 - LCDR Godfrey deC. Chevalier makes first landing aboard a carrier (USS Langley) while underway off Cape Henry, Virginia.1942 - Battle of the Santa Cruz Island…

LCS 2 Independence Completes Builder's Trials

Oct 22, 2009

LCS2 Independence, the high-speed trimaran combatant ship being constructed by shipbuilder Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, as part of the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team, successfully completed a series of tests known as builder's trials on October 18 in the Gulf of Mexico…

New Navy Contract

Oct 22, 2009

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $79,452,144 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2303) to exercise an option for additional class services associated with the detail design and construction of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer…

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 23

Oct 22, 2009

1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships.1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada…

New Navy Contracts

Oct 21, 2009

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded $7,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2100) for planned and growth supplemental work for the accomplishment of the fiscal year 2008 extended…

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 22

Oct 21, 2009

1846 - Miss Lavinia Fanning Watson of Philadelphia christens the sloop-of-war Germantown, the first U.S. Navy ship sponsored by a woman. 1951 - First of seven detonations, Operation Buster-Jangle nuclear test.1962 - President John F…

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 21

Oct 20, 2009

1797 - Launching of USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy.1942 - British submarine lands CAPT Jerauld Wright, USN and four Army officers at Cherchel…

Buzby 25th Commander of Military Sealift

Oct 19, 2009

Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby became the 25th commander of the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. The global command, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the ocean transportation provider for the Department of Defense - responsible for the operation of more than 110 civilian-crewed…

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 20

Oct 19, 2009

1824 - U.S. Schooner Porpoise captures four pirate ships off Cuba.1944 - Seventh Fleet lands over 60,000 Army troops on Leyte, Philippines while Japanese aircraft attack.1952 - Task Force 77 establishes ECM Hunter/Killer Teams of 2 ECM…

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 19

Oct 18, 2009

1843 - CAPT Robert Stockton in Princeton, the first screw propelled naval steamer, challenges British merchant ship Great Western to a race off New York, which Princeton won easily1915 - Establishment of Submarine Base at New London, Connecticut…

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