Tag Archives: Naval History

North Carolina Estuarium Museum, Washington – North Carolina Thursdays January 23, 2020

Last week my North Carolina Thursdays post was in Beaufort, North Carolina. This week it’s in Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina, northeast of Beaufort, North Carolina – https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g49644-d657650-Reviews-North_Carolina_Estuarium-Washington_North_Carolina.html. I thought estuarium was an unusual name and that’s why I chose … Continue reading

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1960s Comic Book Ad Polaris Sub – January 21, 2020

I always wanted to buy it, but by the time I saw the first ad, it was a lot more than $7. As the years went on, the price kept going up on a regular basis; it felt like the … Continue reading

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A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS

I saw this yesterday on YouTube – A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-06Hy45Qc (about 4:57 minutes long). Nice to see the two who died were finally identified thanks to the UPS executive. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3774625/charles-gilbert-fischer and … Continue reading

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USS Doris Miller: Navy to name new $13bn aircraft carrier after Pearl Harbor hero who manned machine gun to fight off Japanese aircraft and was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

The US Navy is to name new aircraft carrier after a World War II hero Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor in 1942 The $13billion aircraft carrier will … Continue reading

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North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort – North Carolina Thursdays January 16, 2020

In my search heading northeast from last week’s North Carolina Thursdays that was in Wilmington, I saw Beaufort in Carteret County. Popped in my usual search paremeter – tourist attractions and came across the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. … Continue reading

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USS North Carolina Battleship Museum, Wilmington – North Carolina Thursdays January 9, 2020

I started looking for North Carolina Thursdays possibilities today and went with the USS North Carolina Battleship Museum – http://www.coasthost-nc.com/category/things-to-do/things-to-do-southern-coast/ in Wilmington. Official Website: http://www.battleshipnc.com/ Visiting: http://www.battleshipnc.com/visit/ (includes the policy on using drones in the area) HOURS The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA … Continue reading

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How theleansubmariner came to exist — theleansubmariner

I love history. I really love submarine history. It’s amazing to live in an age where so much information is available. Most of the research I do is conducted online using the Library of Congress, a reference called the Hathi … Continue reading

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IJN Hyuga and Ise Hybrid Battleships – Leyte Gulf — Weapons and Warfare

The sinking of the British capital ships Prince of Wales and Repulse by Japanese land-based aircraft on 10 December 1941 led the IJN to realize that battleships could not operate in the face of enemy aircraft and required friendly air … Continue reading

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Grandfather to the Fast Attack – USS Carp (SS 20) F-1 (The Mysterious loss of Bob the Submarine Dog) — theleansubmariner

When the Navy bought its first Holland class submarine, the future of the craft was still as murky as the water it would dive into . The original boats were very limited in depth capability and the propulsion mechanism was … Continue reading

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Roanoke River Lighthouse, Edenton/Plymouth – North Carolina Thursdays January 2, 2020

I started looking for North Carolina possibilities last night. I noticed Edenton, North Carolina. For some reason, Edenton stuck in my mind. I saw something about a town named Edenton in the past week – don’t remember why it was … Continue reading

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