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This Day in Naval History – August 31

Aug 30, 2009

1842 - Congress replaces the Board of Navy Commissioners, a group of senior officer who oversaw naval technical affairs, with the five technical Bureaus, ancestors of the Systems Commands. One of the 1842 Bureau, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery…

This Day in Naval History – August 28

Aug 28, 2009

1867 - Captain William Reynolds of Lackawanna raises U.S. flag over Midway Island and took formal possession of these islands for the U.S.1942 - 120 women, commissioned directly as ENS or LTJG, reported to 'USS Northampton,' Smith College for training…

NG Contract for USS Theodore Roosevelt

Aug 26, 2009

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract valued at approximately $2.4b for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The work will…

This Day in Naval History – August 27

Aug 26, 2009

1917 - Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France1944 - USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese.1945 - Pacific Fleet ships enter Sagami Bay…

Dewey & New York Delivered to U.S. Navy

Aug 25, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered two ships to the U.S. Navy this week at its Gulf Coast shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss. and Avondale, La. Company and Navy officials signed documents officially transferring custody of the Aegis…

This Day in Naval History – August 26

Aug 25, 2009

1775 - Rhode Island Resolve: Rhode Island delegates to Continental Congress press for creation of Continental Navy to protect the colonies1839 - Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad near Montauk Point, NY1861 - Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras…

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Dewey

Aug 24, 2009

The Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Dewey (DDG 105) Aug. 17 from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB) during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss.  In June, the guided-missile destroyer completed a combined Builder's and Acceptance trial…

This Day in Naval History – August 25

Aug 24, 2009

1843 - Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter completing first Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship.1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on Guam repatriated .1951 - 23 fighters from USS Essex (CV-9) escort Air Force heavy bombers attacking Najin…

New Navy Contracts

Aug 23, 2009

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $151,577,441 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5431) to procure 186 Evolved SEASPARROW Missiles (ESSM), 77 shipping containers, and spares for the NATO SEASPARROW Consortium and the United Arab Emirates…

This Day in Naval History – August 24

Aug 23, 2009

1814 - British invasion of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; Washington Navy Yard and ships burned to prevent capture by the British1912 - Launching of USS Jupiter, first electrically propelled Navy ship 1942 - U.S. carrier aircraft begin…

This Day in Naval History – August 20

Aug 21, 2009

1912 - Birthday of Dental Corps1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy receives surrender of Mille Atoll in Marshall Islands1980 - USS Passumpsic rescues 28 Vietnamese refugees(Source: Navy News Service)

EU NAVFOR Develops Communication Technology

Jul 02, 2009

The British Royal Navy-led EU NAVFOR, the European Union’s first naval task force assembled to protect international shipping in the waters off Somalia, has partnered with IT service company Polymorph to develop a collaboration tool for its vessels…

Oceaneering Receives Naval Funding

Jul 02, 2009

Oceaneering International Inc., Chesapeake, Va., is being awarded an $11,984,265 firm-fixed-price contract for the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) service life extension program (SLEP) for the LCACs 30 and 56.  The LCAC SLEP will extend the service life of LCAC from 20 to 30 years…

Harbor Branch Gets $2m Navy Grant

Jul 01, 2009

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute received a $2m grant from the U.S. Navy to develop a robotic laser system to identify mines and other threats in ports and coastal waters. The system to be developed at Harbor Branch would involve a group…

Navy Seeks Ferry Vessel

Jun 29, 2009

The Passenger Vessel Association notified its members that the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) has issued a Market Survey to ask about the cost and availability of U.S. ferry vessels. Anticipated delivery will occur on October 1,…

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