Tag Archives: Naval History

The S. S. Winston-Salem goes to war… — North Carolina Collection

On December 27, 1919, Dewitt Chatham, a twenty year old resident of Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem raised her arm and said “I dub thee ’The City of Winston-Salem’ and broke a bottle over the bow of a 400 foot, … Continue reading

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Time Running Out To Rescue 53 Sailors Aboard Missing Indonesian Submarine – NPR April 22, 2021

I saw this on NPR today – Time Running Out To Rescue 53 Sailors Aboard Missing Indonesian Submarine – NPR April 22, 2021: https://www.npr.org/2021/04/22/989758755/time-running-out-for-any-rescue-of-53-sailors-aboard-missing-indonesian-submarin. Slightly longer article. SCOTT NEUMAN Twitter Rescuers scouring the Bali Sea for a stricken Indonesian submarine … Continue reading

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HMS Ocean in Malta — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

A couple who stumbled across an old WWII ship on eBay say the purchase was ‘a heart over head decision’ which led to them taking on the ultimate restoration project. HMS Ocean in Malta from JC’s Naval, Maritime and Military … Continue reading

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Couple buy 72ft WWII ship off eBay in ultimate restoration project — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

A couple who stumbled across an old WWII ship on eBay say the purchase was ‘a heart over head decision’ which led to them taking on the ultimate restoration project. Couple buy 72ft WWII ship off eBay in ultimate restoration … Continue reading

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The USS Lexington: Aircraft Carrier AND Temporary Power Plant – The NaptimeAuthor

While this site generally focuses on the period of the Second World War, in my current research books I encountered one of the ships that I’d written about before—the USS Lexington—in a fascinating pre-war anecdote. The USS Lexington: Aircraft Carrier … Continue reading

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Happy 82nd Birthday U. S. Maritime Service April 7, 2021

Happy 82nd Birthday U. S. Maritime Service April 7, 2021. Official website – https://www.maritime.dot.gov Wikipedia article – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Maritime_Service. The parent agency is the Department of Transportation: https://www.transportation.gov/.

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Happy Submarine Month 2021 – theleansubmariner

I saw this earlier today – Happy Submarine Month 2021 April is definitely submarine month in the United States. It’s also been that way for me personally since it was the month that my most memorable submarine experience celebrates an … Continue reading

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April 3, Service from Canada to Karachi, Roll of Honour – Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

I saw this recently – April 3. Service from Canada to Karachi. Roll of Honour. On this day in 1919 Admirals Jellicoe, and Beatty (above) were both promoted to Admiral of the Fleet. They were both C in C of the … Continue reading

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Wreckage confirmed as heroic USS Johnston (DD 557) – April 1, 2021

I saw this today – Wreckage confirmed as heroic USS Johnston (DD 557): https://www.history.navy.mil/news-and-events/news/2021/wreckage-confirmed-as-heroic-uss-johnston–dd-557-.html. Much longer article. April 1, 2021 A mission sponsored by undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic and led by entrepreneur, explorer and retired naval officer Victor Vescovo … Continue reading

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March 27. Last day of 36th Ulster Division. WW2 Naval airman cheats death. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

In 1943 aircraft carrier HMS Dasher (photo) caught fire and exploded. It was the Royal Navy’s second largest catastrophe in home waters. Three men from NI were lost. Sir Robert Babington DSC had his second second brush with death. As … Continue reading

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