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    An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean.



    An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean



    An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean.




    An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System makes a carrier-based arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia. The successful landing marks the first time a tailless, unmanned autonomous aircraft landed on a modern aircraft carrier.




    An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after completing its first arrested landing on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean.



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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2013) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, left, and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus observe an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is the first aircraft carrier to recover an unmanned aircraft at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)





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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2013) An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)







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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2013) An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)






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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2013) An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

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    BREMERTON, Wash. (July 10, 2013) Seaman Jessica Smart, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) organizes food at the Bremerton Foodline Foodbank during a community relations project. John C. Stennis recently returned from an eight-month deployment and is undergoing a maintenance at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Incremental Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel P. Schumacher/Released)

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    NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (July 10, 2013) Lt. Bruce Lindsay instructs a Midshipman on the capabilities and controls of a Riverine command boat during her visit to Riverine Squadron 2. The visit was part of a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) summer training program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released)

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    EBEYE, Marshall Islands (July 10, 2013) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Tara MacDonald plays with children during a Pacific Partnership 2013 community service event. Working at the invitation of each host nation, Pacific Partnership is joined by partner nations that include Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and New Zealand to strengthen maritime security through disaster response preparedness around the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

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    U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 2, 2013) Operations Specialist Seaman Crystal Ayala stands watch in the pilothouse aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz. William P. Lawrence is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carla Ocampo/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (July 10, 2013) Midshipmen 2nd Class Julie Roland, left, from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ashley Brady, from the University of Southern California, receive a demonstration inside damage control central from Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Bryan Brys aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Bartlett/Released)

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    WEST CHINA SEA (July 11, 2013) Sailors conduct visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65). Chosin is operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting exercises, port visits and operations to enhance maritime partnerships and promote peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 3rd Class Andrew Albin/Released)

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    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (July 9, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Nandesh Baliraj participates in a flight deck fire drill onboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is completing a refueling complex overhaul at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communciation Specialist 3rd Class William McCann/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (July 10, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins/Released)

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    NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 10, 2013) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, take off as slot pilot Capt. Brandon Cordill shifts into position during a pilot proficiency flight. While the Blue Angels' 2013 air show season has been canceled due to sequestration, the pilots fly proficiency flights to maintain their qualifications in the F/A-18 Hornets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released)

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    PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 10, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Hanna Rains, assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, performs a preflight inspection of an F/A-18 Hornet prior to the day's flight schedule.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released)

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    PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 9, 2013) Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Marcus Warner, left, and Aviation Electrician's Mate 1st Class John Kopelakis, assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, inspect various avionics components of an F/A-18 Hornet recently transferred from Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106) the Gladiators. The Blue Angels will inspect and inventory all parts on the aircraft before sending it to get the Blue Angel modifications and officially welcoming it to the squadron. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Lindsey/Released)

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    U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (June 27, 2013) Riverine command boats assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 4, Task Group 56.7.4, transits open water. Riverine squadrons perform point defense, fire support and interdiction operations in support of maritime security and infrastructure protection in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Lewis/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (July 8, 2013) Engineman 3rd Class Alexander Wendell inserts a torch into a boiler during a manual boiler check aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine/Released)

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    PEARL HARBOR (June 24, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) passes by the USS Missouri memorial as it returns to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a nine-month deployment. The ship is flying a 242-foot Homeward Bound Pennant for deploying overseas in excess of nine months. Paul Hamilton was deplyoed in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security and cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 7, 2013) Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jerry Pinchinat, ship's gunner of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), fires a mounted twin .50 caliber automatic machine gun during a live-fire exercise on the ship's fantail. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas/Released)

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    Default This week in U S Naval History 8 July thru 14 July

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    8 July

    1778 - Allied French fleet under Comte d'Estaing arrives in America.
    1853 - Commodore Matthew C. Perry sails his squadron into Tokyo Bay.
    1879 - USS Jeannette departs San Francisco to explore Arctic.
    1944 - Naval bombardment of Guam begins.

    9 July

    1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Portsmouth occupy and raise flag over San Francisco.
    1918 - Henry Ford launches first of 100 Eagle boats.
    1944 - Organized Japanese resistence ceases on Saipan, Marianas.
    1960 - USS Wasp (CVA 18) departs Guantanamo Bay to support United Nations effort to calm the newly independent Congo.

    10 July

    1934 - USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of a U.S. president to South America.
    1943 - Naval gunfire help Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach.
    1945 - 14 carriers from 3rd Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end Aug. 15.

    11 July

    1798 - Reestablishment of Marine Corps under the Constitution.
    1919 - Pay Corps renamed Supply Corps.
    1943 - Gunfire from U.S. cruisers and destroyers stop German and Italian tank attack against Army beachhead at Gela, Sicily.

    12 July

    1836 - Commissioning of Charles H. Haswell as first regularly appointed engineer officer.
    1916 - North Carolina is first Navy ship to carry and operate aircraft.
    1921 - Congress creates Bureau of Aeronautics to be in charge of all matter pertaining to naval aeronautics.
    1951 - Ninth Naval District forces assist in flood relief work in Kansas City through July 20.
    1953 - United Nations Fleet launches heavy air and sea attack on Wonsan; Marine Maj. John Bolt becomes first jet ace in Marine Corps.
    1988 - SECDEF approves opening Navy's Underwater Construction Teams, fleet oiler, ammunition ships and combat stores ships to women.
    1990 - Cmdr. Rosemary Mariner becomes first woman to command an operational aviation squadron (VAQ-34).

    13 July

    1812 - USS Essex - The frigate Essex, commanded by Captain David Porter, captured the merchant brig Lamprey in the Atlantic. Previously, on the 11th, she cut out the British transport brig Samuel and Sarah from a convoy of seven protected by HMS Nimrod near Bermuda. She was ransomed for $12,000.
    1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces.
    1939 - Appointment of Rear Adm. Richard Byrd as commanding officer of 1939-1941 Antarctic Expedition.
    1943 - During Battle of Kolombangara in Solomon Islands, U.S. lost USS Gwin (DD 433), while Japanese lost light cruiser Jintsu.

    14 July

    1813 - Lt. John Gamble, the first Marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam).
    1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at Uraga, Japan.
    1882 - Sailors and Marines from four U.S. ships land to help restore order at Alexandria, Egypt.
    1945 - U.S. warships bombard Kamaishi, Japan; first naval gunfire bombardment of Japanese Home Islands.
    1950 - U.S. Marines sail from San Diego for Korean Conflict.
    1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal (CV 59), the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier.

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 15, 2013) Sailors participate in a mass casualty drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Stephens/Released)

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    GULF OF OMAN (July 13, 2013) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Susana Chinea inspects the disconnect jaw of a helicopter assigned to the Wolf Pack of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Bartlett/Released)

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    PEARL HARBOR (July 15, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in an Independent Deployer Certification (IDCERT) exercise. The IDCERT exercise is designed to certify select U.S. ships as independent deployers as tasked by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham/Released)

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    PEARL HARBOR (July 15, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Chaffe (DDG 90) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in an Independent Deployer Certification (IDCERT) exercise. The IDCERT exercise is designed to certify select U.S. ships as independent deployers as tasked by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Johans Chavarro/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 14, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Flying Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)122 approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV/Released)

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    SHOALWATER BAY, Australia (July 15, 2013) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Kency Welly welcomes Sailors to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) after landing in an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter. Germantown is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)

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    TARAWA, Kiribati (July 16, 2013) Musician 1st Class Gresh Laing performs for students at a community service project at the War Memorial Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2013. Working at the invitation of each host nation, U.S. Navy forces are joined by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and regional partners that include Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and New Zealand to improve maritime security, conduct humanitarian assistance and strengthen disaster-response preparedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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    TARAWA, Kiribati (July 16, 2013) U.S. Navy Sailors and non-governmental organization volunteers dance with students while the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band performs at a community service project at War Memorial Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

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    CHANGI, Singapore (July 15, 2013) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrives in Singapore at the start of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timore Leste. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

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    GULF OF OMAN (July 15, 2013) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr./Released)

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    GULF OF OMAN (July 15, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Lewis Mashburn carries a chock on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Kelly M. Agee/Released)

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    U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 14, 2013) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Jesse Chinchillas fires a shot line during an underway replenishment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Stockdale is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Hooper/Released)

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    CORAL SEA (July 15, 2013) Aviation intermediate maintenance department (AIMD) Sailors prepare to replace an jet fan module in the AIMD shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

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    GULF OF OMAN (July 13, 2013) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Gray Wolves of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins/Released)

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    CORAL SEA (July 14, 2013) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles R. Drew (T-AKE 10), left, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92). Momsen is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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    Default This week in U S Naval History - 15 July through 21 July

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    15 July

    1870 - Act of Congress establishes Pay Corps, which later becomes the Supply Corps.
    1942 - First photographic interpretation unit set up in the Pacific.
    1958 - In response to request by the president of Lebanon, 6th Fleet lands 1,800 Marines at Beruit to support Lebanese government against Communist rebels.

    16 July

    1862 - Congress creates rank of Rear Admiral. David G. Farragut is named the first Rear Admiral.
    1912 - Rear Adm. Bradley Fiske receives patent for torpedo plane, or airborne torpedo.
    1915 - First Navy ships, battleships USS Ohio (BB 12), USS Missouri (BB 11), and USS Wisconsin (BB 9) transit Panama Canal.
    1945 - First atomic bomb test at Alamogordo, N.M.

    17 July

    1812 - USS Constitution escapes from British squadron after 3 day chase off New Jersey
    1858 - U.S. sloop Niagara departs Queenstown, Ireland, to assist in laying first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable.
    1898 - Santiago, Cuba surrenders to U.S. Naval forces.
    1927 - First organized dive bombing attack in combat by Marine Corps pilots against Nicaraguan bandits who were surrounding U.S. Marine garrison at Ocotal, Nicaraguan.
    1944 - Ammunition explosion at Naval Magazine, Port Chicago, Calif.
    1975 - Docking in space of the U.S. Apollo (Apollo 18) and Soviet Soyuz (Soyuz 19) space craft. This was the first manned space flight conducted jointly by the 2 nations. Former naval aviator Vance D. Brand was the Apollo Command Module Pilot. The Apollo craft was in space for 9 days and 7.5 hours. Recovery was by USS New Orleans (LPH-11).

    18 July

    1775 - Continental Congress resolves that each colony provide armed vessels.
    1779 - Commodore Abraham Whipple's squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War.
    1792 - John Paul Jones dies in Paris, France.
    1813 - U.S. Frigate President captures British Daphne, Eliza Swan, Alert and Lion.
    1920 - Naval aircraft sink ex-German cruiser Frankfurt in target practice.
    1943 - German submarine shoots down K-47, the first and only U.S. airship lost during WW II.
    1947 - President Harry S. Truman delegates responsibility for the civil administration of former Japanese mandated island to the Secretary of the Navy.
    1966 - Launch of Gemini 10 with Lt. Cmdr. John W. Young, as Command Pilot. Mission involved 43 orbits at an altitude of 412.2 nautical miles and lasted 2 days, 22 hours, and 46 minutes. Capsule was recovered by HS-3 helicopter from USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7).

    19 July

    1886 - Atlanta, the first steel-hulled American cruiser armed with breechloading rifled guns, is commissioned.
    1897 - Lt. Robert E. Peary departs on year long Arctic Expedition which makes many important discoveries, including one of largest meteorites, Cape York.
    1918 - Armored cruiser USS San Diego (ACR 6) sunk off Fire Island, N.Y. by a mine laid by German U-boat U-156.
    1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs second Naval Expansion Act.

    20 July

    1846 - First visit of U.S. warships (USS Columbus and USS Vincennes) to Japan is unsuccessful in negotiating a treaty.
    1960 - In first launch of Polaris missile, USS George Washington (SSBN 598) successfully fires 2 operational Polaris missiles while submerged off Florida.
    1964 - Four Navy divers enter Project SEALAB I capsule moored 192 feet on the ocean floor off Bermuda for 11 day experiment.
    1969 - Former Navy pilot Neil Armstrong is first man to set foot on the moon, announcing, "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong was Commander of Apollo 11 which during its 8 day mission landed on the Sea of Tranquility. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Hornet (CVS 12).
    ( Note) Neil Armstrong served aboard ESSEX in the early 1950's, flying 78 combat missions during the Korean war. His Naval career as an astronaut began in 1966, culminating with the landing on the moon in 1969. EJ).

    21 July

    1823 - After pirate attack, Lt. David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba.
    1944 - Invasion and recapture of Guam begins.
    1946 - In first U.S. test of adaptability of jet aircraft to shipboard operations, XFD-1 Phantom makes landings and takeoffs without catapults from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV 42).
    1987 - Navy begins Operation Earnest Will, escorting first Kuwaiti tanker convoy in the Persian Gulf.

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    NORFOLK (July 22, 2013) Lt. Cameron A. Ingram says goodbye to his wife prior to departing Naval Station Norfolk aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) to join the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group for deployment. Bulkeley is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)

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    NORFOLK (July 22, 2013) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) lower the national ensign as they depart Naval Station Norfolk to join the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group for deployment. Mason is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Kameren Guy Hodnett/Released)

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    PEARL HARBOR (July 22, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returns to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing an independent deployer certification (IDCERT) training. The IDCERT exercise is designed to certify select U.S. ships as independent deployers as tasked by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2013) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Nicholas Lee directs an SH-3H Sea King helicopter to land aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during an independent deployer certification (IDCERT) exercise. The IDCERT exercise is designed to certify select U.S. ships as independent deployers as tasked by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2013) Yeoman Seaman Komla Amewouame prepares to participate in a general quarters exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during an independent deployer certification (IDCERT). The IDCERT exercise is designed to certify select U.S. ships as independent deployers as tasked by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 15, 2013) Culinary Specialist Seaman Teresa Juarez prepares lunch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during an independent deployer certification (IDCERT) exercise. The IDCERT exercise is designed to certify select U.S. ships as independent deployers as tasked by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)

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    CORAL SEA (July 23, 2013) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) refuel a SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter from the Scorpions of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 during Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman Saber is a biennial training activity aimed at improving Australian and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2013) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Chauncey Wilkins, from Philadelphia, prepares food in the flag mess galley of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar Powell/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 19, 2013) An E-2C Hawkeye from the Black Eagles of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113 performs a touch-and-go from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Black/Released)

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    Default This week in U S Naval History 22 July thru 28 July

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    22 July

    1802 - Frigate Constellation defeats 9 Corsair gunboats off Tripoli.
    1905 - Body of John Paul Jones moved to Annapolis, MD for reburial.
    1953 - U.S. ships laid down heavy barrage to support UN troops in Korea
    1964 - Four Navy Divers (LCDR Robert Thompson, MC; Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson, Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning) submerge in Sealab I for 10 days at a depth of 192 feet, 39 miles off Hamilton, Bermuda. They surfaced on July 31.
    1974 - Evacuees from the coup on Cyprus arrive on board Navy vessels in the Mediterranean. Operation ended on July 24.

    23 July

    1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH).
    1948 - USS Putnum (DD 757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag.
    1950 - USS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict.
    1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN 571) departs Pearl Harbor for first submerged transit of North Pole.
    1993 - Sarah Deal becomes first female Marine selected for naval aviation training.


    24 July

    1813- Sailing Master Elijah Mix attempts to blow up British warship Plantagenet with a torpedo near Cape Henry, Virginia.
    1944 - Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.

    25 July

    1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Me.
    1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C.
    1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. Navy.
    1898 - Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico.
    1912 - First specifications for naval aircraft published.
    1934 - First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. Roosevelt, reaches Hilo on board USS Houston (CA 30).
    1941 - Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy "E"certificates (for excellence) for industry.
    1943 - Launching of USS Harmon (DE 72), first ship named for an African-American.
    1990 - USS Cimarron (AO 177) rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines.

    26 July


    1812 - Frigate Essex captures British brig Leander.
    1912 - First airborne radio communications from naval aircraft to ship (Lt. John Rodgers to USS Stringham).
    1942 - Capt. Joy Bright Han***** appointed director, Women's Naval Reserve.
    1948 - President Harry S. Truman orders desegregation of the Armed Services.
    1954 - Three aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA 47) shoot down two Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft.

    27 July

    1953 - Korean War armistice signed at Panmunjon, Korea and Korean cease-fire went into effect at 10:00 PM.

    28 July

    1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order.
    1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers.
    1926 - Team of scientists from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Carnegie Institution determine height of the Ionosphere through use of radio pulse transmitter developed by NRL.
    1945 - USS Callaghan (DD 792) is last ship sunk by a Japanese kamikaze attack, off Okinawa.
    1973 - Launch of Skylab 3, the second manned mission to the first U.S. manned space station, was piloted by MAJ Jack R. Lousma, USMC with CAPT Alan L. Bean, USN as the Commander of the mission and former Navy electronics officer, Owen K. Garriott as Science Pilot. The mission lasted 59 days, 11 hours and included 858 Earth orbits. Recovery by USS New Orleans (LPH 11).

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    Default This week in U S Naval History 29 July thru 4 August

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    29 July

    1846 - Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego.
    1918 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, visits Queenstown, Ireland.
    1945 - U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan.


    30 July

    1918 - Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at Brest, France.
    1941 - Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR 4) at Chungking, China; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II.
    1942 - FDR signs act establishing Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). During World War II, more than 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES.
    1944 - Naval Task Force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, New Guinea.
    1945 - Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks USS Indianapolis (CA 35) in Philippine Sea; 316 out of 1,199 crew survived.



    31 July

    1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812.
    1865 - East India Squadron established to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan.
    1874 - Commissioning of USS Intrepid, first U.S. warship equipped with torpedoes.
    1912 - First attempt to launch an airplane by catapult made at Annapolis.
    1933 - USS Constitution commences tour of principal U.S. seaports.
    1964 - All-nuclear task force with USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Bainbridge (CGN 25) leaves Norfolk, Va., to begin voyage, Operation Sea Orbit, to circle the globe without refueling. They returned October 3.

    1 August

    1801 - U.S. schooner Enterprise captures Tripolitan ship Tripoli.
    1921 - Successful tests of gyroscopic high level bombsight (Norden Bombsight) at Torpedo Station, Yorktown, Va. Carl Norden developed the bombsight for the Bureau of Ordnance.
    1946 - Office of Naval Research established.
    1950 - Control of Guam transferred to Department of Interior.
    1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN 571) submerges under Arctic ice cap near Point Barrow.

    2 August

    1943 - PT-109, under command of Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy, cut in half by Japanese cruiser Amagiri.
    1943 - Naval task groups bombard Japanese forces on Kiska, Alaska.
    1950 - Amphibious force ships land Marine First Provisional Brigade at Pusan, Korea, helping to save this last area of South Korea from capture.
    1964 - Three North Vietnamese PT boats attack USS Maddox (DD 731) in international waters in Gulf of Tonkin. Maddox sinks one.
    ( I served on Maddox from Jan 1964)

    3 August

    1804 - American Squadron, including USS Constitution, attacks Tripoli.
    1812 - Frigate Essex capture British brig Brothers. ( I served on ESSEX CVS-9)
    1861 - Construction of USS Monitor authorized.
    1861 - First manned ascent in a balloon from a ship, gunboat USS Fanny, to observe Confederate artillery position at Hampton Roads, Va.
    1942 - Mildred McAffee (Horton) becomes the first woman officer commissioned into the Naval Reserve.
    1950 - First Marine Corps aviation mission against North Korea by VMF-214, from USS Sicily (CVE 118).
    1950 - First helicopter evacuation in Korea by VMO-6.
    1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN 571) is first ship to reach the geographic North Pole while submerged.
    1970 - USS James Madison (SSBN 627) conducts first submerged launching of Poseidon nuclear missile off Cape Kennedy.

    4 August


    1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Congress capture Santa Barbara.
    1858 - First trans-Atlantic cable completed by USS Niagara and British ship Agamemnon.
    1944 - 5th Fleet carrier task forces begin air attack against Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands.
    1947 - Birthdate of the Medical Service Corps.
    1964 - USS Turner Joy (DD 951) and USS Maddox (DD 731) report being attacked by North Vietnamese PT boats in Gulf of Tonkin.



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    Default This week in U S Naval History 5 August thru 11 August

    Today in U S Naval History

    5 August

    1832 - Frigate Potomac is first U.S. Navy ship to entertain royalty, King and Queen of Sandwich Islands, Honolulu.
    1864 - Rear Admiral David Farragut wins Battle of Mobile Bay, sealing off last Confederate port on Gulf Coast.
    1882 - Authorizing of first steel warships, beginning of the modern Navy.
    1915 - First air spotting for shore batteries at Fort Monroe, Va.
    1921 - Yangtze River Patrol Force established as command under Asiatic Fleet.
    1953 - Exchange of prisoners of war of Korean Conflict (Operation Big Switch) begins.
    1967 - Operation Coronado III begins in Rung Sat Zone, Vietnam.
    1990 - Navy and Marine Task Force -- USS Saipan (LHA 2), USS Ponce (LPD 15) and USS Sumter (APA 52) -- begin evacuation of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from Liberia during civil war.

    6 August

    1862 - CSS Arkansas destroyed by her commanding officer to prevent capture by USS Essex.
    1943 - Battle of Vella Gulf begins. U.S. destroyers sink three of four Japanese destroyers.
    1945 - Atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, Japan. Navy weaponeer, Capt. W.S. Parsons, armed the atomic bomb on the B-29 bomber, Enola Gay.
    1990 - President George Bush orders Operation Desert Shield, largest overseas deployment since Vietnam, to protect Saudi Arabia after Iraqi's invasion of Kuwait.
    1997 - Naval Forces on Guam help rescue and begin providing medical care to survivors of Korean Airlines Flight 801 that crashed on Guam.

    7 August

    1782 - Badge of Military Merit (Purple Heart) established.
    1942 - Navy Amphibious Task Force lands Marines on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, in first U.S. land offensive of World War II.
    1964 - Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed by Congress.


    8 August

    1813- U.S. Schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder in storm on Lake Ontario.
    1959 - Announcement of Project Teepee, electronic system to monitor 95 percent of earth's atmosphere for missile launchings or nuclear explosions. System developed by William Thaler, Office of Naval Research physicist.
    1972 - Women authorized for sea duty as regular ship's company.

    9 August

    1815 - Captain Stephen Decatur concludes treaty for the United States with Tripoli.
    1842 - Signing of Webster-Ashburton Treaty under which United States and Great Britain agreed to cooperate in suppressing the slave trade.
    1865 - Return of Naval Academy to Annapolis after four years at Newport, R.I.
    1919 - Construction of rigid airship Shenandoah (ZR 1) is authorized.
    1941 - Atlantic Charter Conference is first meeting between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.
    1942 - Battle of Savo Island begins; First of many sea battles near Guadalcanal.
    1945 - Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Navy weaponeer arms the atomic bomb.
    1949 - First use of pilot-ejection seat for emergency escape in U.S. made by Lt. Jack I. Fruin of VF-171 near Walterboro, S.C.


    10 August

    1916 - First Naval aircraft production contract, for the N-9 "Jenny."
    1921 - General Order establishes the Bureau of Aeronautics under Rear Adm. William Moffett.
    1944 - Guam secured by U.S. forces.
    1964 - Signing of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which is used as the starting point of the Vietnam Conflict.

    11 August

    1812 - USS Constitution captures and destroys brig Lady Warren.
    1877 - Professor Asaph Hall of Naval Observatory discovers first of two satellites of Mars. He found the second one within a week.
    1921 - Carrier arresting gear first tested at Hampton Roads.
    1960 - USNS Longview (T-AGM 3), using Navy helicopters and frogmen, recovers a Discover satellite capsule after 17 orbits. This is first recovery of U.S. satellite from orbit.

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