Tag Archives: Naval History

USS Mississippi was the lead ship of the Mississippi class originally built by the US Navy in 1904–1908. The class was built to a design smaller than other American battleships as the result of a limit on displacement imposed by Congress as part of an effort to constrain costs — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

USS MISSISSIPPI 1907 – Mississippi during fitting out. Mississippi after her aft lattice mast was installed in 1909 USS Mississippi, sold to Greek navy in 1914 and renamed Kilkis. Mississippi was the lead ship of the Mississippi class originally built by the US Navy in 1904–1908. The class was built … Continue reading

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Blackbeard | The Man Behind One of The Most Notorious 18th Century Pirate That Ever Lived — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

The strongest quality Blackbeard had were his ability to terrify others. It was a skill that allowed him to be a successful pirate without having to spill a lot of blood. He had a long black beard that would cover … Continue reading

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Remembering Hurricane Camille 51 Years Later – August 17, 2020

I am re-blogging a post from last year – Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 Years Later – August 17, 2019 (the part in quotes below). The biggest things I remember about Hurricane Camille were Some of us came close to dying … Continue reading

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German Frogmen in Action I and II — Weapons and Warfare

Alongside the development of the Linsen, the emergence of Kriegsmarine Kampfschwimmer (frogmen) is another aspect of the K-Verbände development intertwined with units of the Brandenburgers. This time there was additional inter-service cross-pollination with the amalgamation of men from the Waffen … Continue reading

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The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis — Pieces of History

  July 30, 2020, marks the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Today’s post comes from Michael J. Hancock, archives technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Sometimes a movie can provide a history lesson … Continue reading

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Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, The Last Doolittle Raider – YouTube Video American Veterans Center

I saw this on YouTube – https://youtu.be/GjKvJMBil30 Direct link: Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, The Last Doolittle Raider: https://youtu.be/GjKvJMBil30 (around 4:23 minutes long).

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WWII USMC Vet Raymond Heise recalls the Battle of Iwo Jima (Full Interview) – YouTube Video American Veterans Center

I saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXtI244TsuY Direct link: WWII USMC Vet Raymond Heise recalls the Battle of Iwo Jima (Full Interview): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXtI244TsuY (around 11:25 minutes long).

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PT-658 Heritage Museum, Portland Oregon

Inspired by this post yesterday – https://rnzngunners.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/usn-pt-658-the-last-operable-wwii-pt-boat-on-columbia-river-oct-2014/as well as a post of mine from early last year – Battle Stations: PT Boats. Official Website: http://www.savetheptboatinc.com/Museum.htm Address Save The PT Boat, Inc. P.O. Box 13422 / Portland, OR 97213 (503) 286-3083 … Continue reading

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Firefighters will battle blaze on board USS Bonhomme Richard for DAYS as Navy confirms 57 people have been injured after explosion during routine maintenance at San Diego Naval Base — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

Lots of photos on https://www.2242njc.com/ Federal and Navy firefighters are continuing to battle a ferocious blaze aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard on Monday morning The inferno could continue to burn for several more days, officials warned More than 160 people … Continue reading

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HMS Adamant was a World War II submarine depot ship — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

HMS Adamant at sea HMS Adamant was a World War II submarine depot ship. Completed in 1942, she served in the Eastern Fleet (Colombo/Trincomalee) with the 4th Submarine Flotilla (comprising nine T-class boats) from April 1943 until April 1945 and … Continue reading

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