Tag Archives: Naval History

October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte — Subli

Alligators Charge toward the Foe on Leyte. Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Seventy-five years ago today, MacArthur fulfilled his pledge and returned to the Philippines. Even with reports of weak resistance and … Continue reading

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John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News – Featured Blogger of the Week October 18, 2019

For this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week, I chose John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News. I only found his blog yesterday. I saw it listed on another blogger’s list of blogs he follows. I was going to … Continue reading

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HMA Ships arrive in Guam — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

Photo Essay: HMA Ships arrive in Guam Click to launch gallery Scroll to read and see more Maritime andUndersea Warfare | 16 October 2019 By: Louis Dillon HMA Ships Stuart, Parramatta and Hobart have arrived in Guam as part of … Continue reading

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Historic Cutter Faces Auctioneer’s Hammer — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

USCGC Bramble By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-16 19:10:38 The vintage U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bramble has been arrested in Mobile, Alabama, for unpaid bills and will be auctioned on the steps of Mobile courthouse on November 6 . The vessel … Continue reading

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Midget U-Boats: Germany’s Tiny Submarines – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTube – Midget U-Boats: Germany’s Tiny Submarines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TsAUz76gNs (around 10:31 minutes long). I haven’t heard much about these, but here’s some more information: https://www.naval-encyclopedia.com/ww2/nazi-germany/german-mini-subs-and-human-torpedoes/.      

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October 15 – HMS Hawke – Northern Ireland’s greatest naval loss — Remembrance NI

One of the greatest single losses to Royal Navy personnel from Northern Ireland occurred on the 15th October 1914 when the German Submarine SM-U9 which was patrolling the North Sea came across two British Cruisers, HMS Hawke commanded by Capt. … Continue reading

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Happy 244th Birthday U. S. Navy – YouTube Videos

This is a short video celebrating the 244th birthday of the U. S. Navy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBV-zZueBI4 (about 0:36 seconds long). Anchor’s Aweigh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV7HdMzZT34 (around 3:36 minutes long)  

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U.S. Navy Birthday — Pacific Paratrooper

The US Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775, by authorizing procurement, fitting out, manning and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the … Continue reading

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Current News – USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL is OPEN — Pacific Paratrooper

HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — With the American flag billowing in the wind and “The Star-Spangled Banner” playing on the loudspeakers from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the first boatload of tourists and residents in nearly 16 months stepped onto the … Continue reading

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Eyewitness to history: Who was Elton C. Fay? — theleansubmariner

Eyewitness to history: Who was Elton C. Fay? Elton C. Fay, was an Associated Press reporter who covered the Pentagon from the days of World War II to the Vietnam War. His death was recorded in a common obituary and … Continue reading

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