Eye on the Navy
The Navy's first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), departed Changi Naval Base June 11 to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has announced the names of the next 3 joint high speed vessels, & 2 littoral combat ships.
The next three joint high speed vessels (JHSV) will be named USNS Yuma,
'USS Constitution' honors both Boston First Responders and the Battle of Midway with a 21-gun salute in Boston Harbor.
During the ship's first underway this
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) engineers conducted preliminary Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) seaworthiness model tests in the David Taylor Model Basin, April 22 - May 17.
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 23
1850 - Navy sends USS Advance and USS Rescue to attempt rescue of Sir John Franklin's expedition, lost in Arctic.
The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), is under criticism from Russian President Vladimir Putin for delays in delivery of several warships for the Russian Navy, RIA Novosti reported.
Today in U.S. Naval history - May 22
1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade
1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records,
Today in U.S.Naval History - May 21
1850 - Washington Navy Yard begins work on first castings for the Dahlgren guns
1917 - USS Ericsson fires first torpedo
Today in U.S. Naval history - May 17
1940 - FDR announces plans to recommission 35 more destroyers
1942 - USS Tautog (SS-199) sinks Japanese sub, I-28; while
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 16
1820 - Congress becomes first U.S. warship to visit China
1919 - Three Navy flying boats begin first trans-Atlantic flight
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 15
1800 – Capt. Preble in Essex arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort U.S. merchant ships
1942 - First Naval Air Transport
This Day U.S. Naval History - May 14
1801 - Tripoli declares war against the United States
1836 - U.S. Exploring Expedition authorized to conduct exploration of Pacific Ocean and South Seas,
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 13
1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established.
1943 - Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel.
1945 - Aircraft
The U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier arrives to participate in joint naval drills as part of routine training according to the Combined Forces Command.
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 9
1926 - LCDR Richard Byrd and Chief Machinist Mate Floyd Bennett make first flight over North Pole; both receive Congressional Medal of Honor.
Today in U.S. Naval history - May 8
1911 - Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation.
1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea ends with Japanese retiring from area.
Today Day in Naval History - May 7
1942 - Carrier aircraft sink Japanese carrier Shoho during Battle of Coral Sea.
The first day of the carrier battle of Coral Sea,
International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 13 sees a gathering of 35 ships, 18 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) & over 100 explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) divers.
Today in U.S. naval history - May 6.
1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco
1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS
Today in Naval History - May 3
1861 - USS Surprise captures Confederate privateer Savannah.
1898 - Marines land at Cavite, Philippines, and raise U.S. flag.