Tag Archives: Naval History

Eight Years Trapped at Sea: the Story of the Yellow Fleet — Commonplace Fun Facts

You may have always dreamt of spending extended time sailing on a ship. What would you think about spending eight years on that ship, wondering if you would ever be able to dock? That’s what happened to the crew of … Continue reading

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USS Sunfish ‘The Sunfish’s Cook – YouTube Video Richard Damm

I saw this on USS Sunfish ‘The Sunfish’s Cook’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUl3gS8vA8o (around 26:09 minutes long). Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Sunfish_(SS-281)          

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SeaBees Happy Belated 78th Birthday March 5, 2020

I have a list of service birthdays and I knew the SeaBees birthday was coming up in early March. I meant to schedule a post for March 5th, but hadn’t scheduled it. When I checked my list a few minutes … Continue reading

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USS Gabilan ‘The Gabilan Story’ – YouTube Video Richard Damm

I saw this on YouTube – USS Gabilan ‘The Gabilan Story’   USS Gabilan (around 26:04 minutes).  

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Make no wild claims about Polaris – Burke (CNO PERSONAL NO. 35 SECRET – Personal For Official Use Only) — theleansubmariner

During his time as Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh Burke communicated with his top leadership team using Secret Memos. Many of those memos are now declassified. CNO Personal Number 35 was issued to discuss the increase of Soviet submarine … Continue reading

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World War II British Submarine Operations in the Pacific — Weapons and Warfare

During World War II, after the Royal Navy’s traumatic departure from the Pacific Ocean in early 1942, the 4th Submarine Flotilla and its depot ship, the HMS Adamant, operated with the Eastern Fleet based at Trincomalee––a large, natural harbor located … Continue reading

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Restored B-25 Mitchell medium bombers prepare to take off from USS Ranger during a re-enactment of Doolittle Raid 50 years later. April 21st, 1992. — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

from JC’s Naval, Maritime and Military News https://ift.tt/316Lko3 via IFTTT via Restored B-25 Mitchell medium bombers prepare to take off from USS Ranger during a re-enactment of Doolittle Raid 50 years later. April 21st, 1992. — John’s Navy and other Maritime … Continue reading

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Understanding Jewish Gravestones – BillionGraves – Tombstone Tuesdays February 4, 2020

I made Understanding Jewish Gravestones – https://blog.billiongraves.com/understanding-jewish-gravestones/ posted on BillionGraves this week’s Tombstone Tuesdays post. The original post is over 2,200 words long, and I encourage reading it if you can. I am cutting it down to keep it just over … Continue reading

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The U-Boat Campaign — Weapons and Warfare

Many would agree that no single factor contributed more to the Allied victory in the Second World War—or was more important—than the long, hard-fought, extraordinarily punishing campaign to keep the oceans open to the vital shipping traffic, without which Britain … Continue reading

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USS Oklahoma Pearl Harbor Unidentified Burial – Gerald Homer Pirtle, Re-buried in Wichita November 2018 – Tombstone Tuesdays January 28, 2020

I apologize for not posting this sooner. I saw it last month and started a post that I thought posted, but turns out it was saved as a draft instead. I noticed today that it hadn’t been posted. I noticed … Continue reading

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