Tag Archives: Naval History

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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Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 Years Later – August 17, 2019

This is a post remembering the 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969. Here are various videos on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hurricane+Camille, not all are Hurricane Camille related. There were 143 deaths in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with another … Continue reading

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USS Grunion SS-216 – Tombstone Tuesdays August 13, 2019

I went with an unusual choice for this week’s Tombstone Tuesdays – USS Grunion (SS-216). In has been in the news recently and there are some YouTube videos – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=uss+grunion+bow+discovered. In general, shipwrecks where people went down with the ship, … Continue reading

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You volunteered for submarines? Are you crazy? — theleansubmariner

You volunteered for submarines? Are you crazy? The sacrifices made by American submariners in the Second World War are well documented. 52 boats lost. The Submarine Service represented only 1.6% of all Navy personnel during the war but they accounted … Continue reading

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French submarine La Minerve (S647) found 50 years after disappearance – NavalToday

I try and recognize when a ship, sub, or other missing vessel has been found, especially if it has been missing for a long time. I saw this on Wikipedia today –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Minerve_(S647). Here are several articles reporting on the … Continue reading

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The Battle of Midway 1942: Told from the Japanese Perspective – YouTube Video

As the anniversary of the Battle of Midway is at hand, I saw this recently on YouTube – The Battle of Midway 1942: Told from the Japanese Perspective (1/2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd8_vO5zrjo (around 41:45 minutes long). I don’t see a Part 2 … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – May 21, 2019

I saw this earlier on Ancestry.com today – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – May 21, 2019: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. I am including the latest updates since May 17, 2019. New and Updated   UPDATED Florida, County Marriage Records, 1823-1982 5/21/2019 … Continue reading

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10 Biggest Titanic MOVIE MISTAKES You Didn’t See | Titanic Movie – Two YouTube Videos

Here are a couple of YouTube videos on the topic – 10 Biggest Titanic MOVIE MISTAKES You Didn’t See | Titanic Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBlj09iY98c (about 3:40 minutes long) vs. Top 10 Movie Mistakes – Titanic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-JXpxr0fzg (around 8:59 minutes long). Here’s … Continue reading

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WW2 Warships Still Serving 2019 – Part II (link to Part I included)- YouTube Video

Here’s an addition to an earlier YouTube video – WW2 Warships Still Serving 2019 – Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-iymgVwxis (around 10:00 minutes long). The first video in the series – WW2 Warships Still Serving 2019 – Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAGbsjM5CE (about 12:00 … Continue reading

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Japanese WW2 African Raid! – YouTube Video

A little known World War II campaign – Japanese WW2 African Raid!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKhxd5qW4s (about 8:43 minutes long).

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