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Navy History

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For Conspicuous Gallantry - The USS Michael Murphy

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Nov 30, 2019
The USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) was welcomed home to Pearl Harbor this morning with ship’s horns sounding. The Arleigh-Burke guided missile destroyer is returning from deployment in the U.S. 4th...
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Where’s the Original Plaque?

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Nov 30, 2019
Our visitors ask that question every day. The Answer, via Navy Curator Frank Thompson: “It’s still here at the Washington Navy Yard in the collections of the Naval History and Heritage...
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LTJG Everett Newell Frothingham, Naval Aviator

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Nov 30, 2019
Everett Newell Frothingham was born in 1921 in Newburyport, Massachusetts and raised during the Great Depression. He attended Jacob F. Spalding Grammar School, graduated from Amesbury High, and went...
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The Evolution of Fueling at Sea

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Nov 30, 2019
Fleet Oiler USS Sabine (AO 25) refuels the carrier USS Enterprise (CV 6) while underway during the WWII Doolittle Raid operation in April 1942 Chester Nimitz first became acquainted with the...
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Sasebo

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Nov 30, 2019
Sasebo Harbor with Seishin Cathedral in view (also called Miura-cho Catholic church). It began as a small fishing village, on the Japanese island of Kyushu, eventually becoming part of the Hirado...
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The Chief Yeoman’s War

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Nov 24, 2019
Left Image: Chief Yeoman William A. Suiter Right Image: A Japanese bomb explodes on deck of the carrier Enterprise during the Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s. “Well Suiter, it took us almost four...
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Tanker War

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Nov 24, 2019
Battle Group Echo during Operation Earnest Will, USS Missouri leading the center column with USS Ranger (CV-61) following, with USS Long Beach (CGN-9) tailing. The other ships in the battle group...
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“Old Ironsides” Defeat of HMS Java

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Nov 17, 2019
“at 5 minutes past 3pm after an hours close and severe action with the American frigate Constitution in which she was so much disabled in her masts, sails and rigging by the enemy’s very superior...
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Iowa Class Battleship: Kentucky (BB66)

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Nov 17, 2019
Top left image: The uncompleted battleship Kentucky at Norfolk Navy Yard, December 1949.Top right image: The hull of the battleship Kentucky, minus her bow, being towed to the Boston Metals. ...
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The Last Cruise of the Steam Frigate Missouri

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Nov 17, 2019
U.S. Steam Frigate Missouri departed Norfolk, Virginia in the evening on the 5th of August 1843, bound for Alexandria, Egypt. There were 384 officers and crew aboard, and a mascot bear named Bess. ...