Tag Archives: Naval History

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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The Strangest Warship Battle of WW1 – Africa’s Lake Tanganyika YouTube Video Dark Docs

Saw this on YouTube – https://youtu.be/Y6TYl-L7GDg Direct link – The Strangest Warship Battle of WW1 – Africa’s Lake Tanganyika YouTube Video Dark Docs: https://youtu.be/Y6TYl-L7GDg (around 14:23 minutes long). More information on the battle from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Lake_Tanganyika.

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Shipping Them Home at the End of WWII — Pacific Paratrooper

Originally posted on e-Quips: Like to dream, yes, yes Right between the sound machine On a cloud of sound, I drift in the night Any place it goes is right Goes far, flies near To the stars away from here … Continue reading

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