Tag Archives: Naval History

A ‘heroic’ US destroyer sunk fighting the Japanese navy in WWII discovered more than 4 miles down in the Pacific, making it the deepest shipwreck – Business Insider June 25, 2022

I saw this recently on Business Insider – A ‘heroic’ US destroyer sunk fighting the Japanese navy in WWII discovered more than 4 miles down in the Pacific, making it the deepest shipwreck: https://africa.businessinsider.com/military-and-defense/a-heroic-us-destroyer-sunk-fighting-the-japanese-navy-in-wwii-discovered-more-than-4/bf9gllh/. Longer article. BETHANY DAWSON June 25, … Continue reading

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I didn’t march today. But I did remember – theleansubmariner

It was a family tradition for a number of years and in 1972 it would be my last one as a civilian. I had already joined the Navy in the delayed entry program and would leave a few weeks later. … Continue reading

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Remembering The Navy’s Doomed Aircraft-Carrying Airships – The Drive May 27, 2022

I saw this recently on The Drive – Remembering The Navy’s Doomed Aircraft-Carrying Airships: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/remembering-the-navys-doomed-aircraft-carrying-airships/. Longer article. BY THOMAS NEWDICK MAY 27, 2022 Parasite fighters operating from airships sounds like science fiction, but it was reality for the U.S. Navy … Continue reading

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Conflict? We don’t need no stinking conflict! – theleansubmariner

Put two people in a room and at some point, there will be conflict. The story is as old as Cain and Abel. Conflict? We don’t need no stinking conflict!

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1928-1929 “Air getting very bad. Please hurry,” and finally, “Is there any hope?” – theleansubmariner

1928 continued to show challenges for the American submarine fleet. The characteristics of the submersibles of the S class were that they had to spend much of the time on the surface. Steam ships operating in the area often did … Continue reading

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1921 – The Violation of All Humane Rules and International Laws Relating to the Conduct of Warfare – theleansubmariner

1921 – Peace was in the air. Sort of. 1921 – The Violation of All Humane Rules and International Laws Relating to the Conduct of Warfare I’m pretty sure that once this bottle was opened, it was too late to … Continue reading

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The One Thing The Navy Wouldn’t Let Tom Cruise Do In Top Gun: Maverick – Looper April 17, 2022

I saw this recently on Looper – The One Thing The Navy Wouldn’t Let Tom Cruise Do In Top Gun: Maverick: https://www.looper.com/834793/the-one-thing-the-navy-wouldnt-let-tom-cruise-do-in-top-gun-maverick/ Longer article. BY AAHIL DAYANI April 17, 2022 Tom Cruise is set to return soon as everyone’s favorite hotshot … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raid Anniversary April 18, 1942 80th Anniversary – April 19, 2022

Lest we forget.  In memory of and to honor those 80 men who participated in the Doolittle Raid and those who served on the ships and provided other support for the raid. Out of 80 Doolittle Raiders, some did not … Continue reading

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The Troubled Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Is (Finally) Prepared for Combat – Popular Mechanics April 8, 2022

I saw this recently on Popular Mechanics – The Troubled Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Is (Finally) Prepared for Combat: https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a39664440/uss-gerald-r-ford-is-finally-prepared-for-combat/. Longer article. BY KYLE MIZOKAMI APR 8, 2022 After two decades of development and delays, the transformational carrier is … Continue reading

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1911 Whim of a Woman – The First Female Casualty on a Submarine – theleansubmariner

Once upon a time my wife got a chance to join me and my fellow submariners on a dependents cruise. I am not sure they are even allowed anymore. But this was a pretty special occasion. The USS San Francisco … Continue reading

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