Tag Archives: Naval History

The Troubled Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Is (Finally) Prepared for Combat – Popular Mechanics April 8, 2022

I saw this recently on Popular Mechanics – The Troubled Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Is (Finally) Prepared for Combat: https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a39664440/uss-gerald-r-ford-is-finally-prepared-for-combat/. Longer article. BY KYLE MIZOKAMI APR 8, 2022 After two decades of development and delays, the transformational carrier is … Continue reading

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1911 Whim of a Woman – The First Female Casualty on a Submarine – theleansubmariner

Once upon a time my wife got a chance to join me and my fellow submariners on a dependents cruise. I am not sure they are even allowed anymore. But this was a pretty special occasion. The USS San Francisco … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago, America Got Its First Aircraft Carrier — Here’s How They’ve Evolved Since – Popular Mechanics March 25, 2022

I saw this recently on Popular Mechanics – 100 Years Ago, America Got Its First Aircraft Carrier — Here’s How They’ve Evolved Since: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/100-years-ago-america-got-its-first-aircraft-carrier-%e2%80%94-heres-how-theyve-evolved-since/ar-AAVv8ng?li=BBnb7Kz/.It’s behind a paywall, but that’s why I am using MSN instead. Longer article. Ties into this … Continue reading

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1922 – Radio, Seaplanes and A Seagoing Covered Wagon – theleansubmariner

The implementation of the terms of the Washington Naval Arms Limitation Treaty were already being felt. The new class at the Naval Academy was going to be limited to less than a hundred men and Congress was cutting funds and … Continue reading

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Wreckage of 207-year-old whaling ship found on seafloor of Gulf of Mexico – NBC News March 23, 2022

I saw this today on NBC News – Wreckage of 207-year-old whaling ship found on seafloor of Gulf of Mexico: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wreckage-207-year-old-whaling-ship-found-seafloor-gulf-mexico-rcna21189. Longer article. By Minyvonne Burke March 23, 2022 A whaling ship that sank nearly two centuries ago after it was … Continue reading

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March 1946 – The Navy Gains a Foothold in the Atomic Field – theleansubmariner

In March of 1946, the country was still struggling to come to terms with the realization that the atom had been partially mastered. When the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were used to help end the war in the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? The Saga of the Jinxed Sea Otter – 1942 – theleansubmariner

Even before the United States entered World War II, an old nemesis from the last World War was making its presence known: the submarines of the German Navy. What’s in a name? The Saga of the Jinxed Sea Otter – … Continue reading

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SeaBees 80th Birthday March 5, 2022

I knew today was the official SeaBees birthday. I grew up in a city with one of the few remaining SeaBee bases still around in the U. S. I saw this posted on Museum of Military History website https://www.museumofmilitaryhistory.com/event/seabee-birthday/2021-03-05/.  Based … Continue reading

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The Final Dive of the F-4 (March 1915) – theleansubmariner

It was on the morning of March 25, 1915, that F-1, F-3, and F-4 left Honolulu for local operations. F-4 did not return, and the eventual detection and recovery was a classic of naval salvage. The Final Dive of the … Continue reading

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The Ship That Wouldn’t Die – USS Shaw DD-373 – theleansubmariner

One of the most remarkable pictures captured at Pearl Harbor on December 7th was the spectacular explosion of the USS Shaw which was in a floating dry dock as the attack began. The bomb damage was significant enough to make … Continue reading

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