The first U.S. convoy leaves Hampton Roads, Va. to cross the North Atlantic after entering World War I #OTD in 1917. A total of 18,653 ships are escorted as they transport vast quantities of freight to the armies in France and the civilian population of the Allies, as well as more than 2 million troops.

During the 18 months of war, while American vessels escort convoys through the war zone,...
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#FleetWeek New York starts today! Learn why Naval History matters to New York. Like and share!
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Why Naval History Matters to New York

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Yesterday, World War II and Korean War Veteran - the second-oldest known Pearl Harbor survivor - retired Navy Lieutenant Jim Downing at the age of 103 visited the Pentagon to share his stories. Jim was stationed on the USS WEST VIRGINIA as gunner's first mate in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on December 7th, 1941.

"During the attack, Jim was unable to reach his ship. So he jumped on...
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Yesterday World War II and Korean War Veteran the secondoldest known Pearl
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A true U.S. Navy legend, the battleship New Jersey (BB 62) is commissioned #OTD in 1943. During #WWII, she participates in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, Battle of the Leyte Gulf and supports the Iwo Jima and the Okinawa Campaign in the Pacific theater.

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A true US Navy legend the battleship New Jersey BB 62 is
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A U.S. Navy submarine fails a test dive and kills 26 crewmembers #OTD in #NavalHistory. Also, battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) is commissioned and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) rescues 52 men, women, and children who are adrift at sea for seven days in a small skiff.
A US Navy submarine fails a test dive and kills 26 crewmembers

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On this day in naval history U.S. Navy submarine fails test dive and kills 26 crew members, decorated battleship commissioned, and guided missile cruiser res...

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#OTD in 1968, the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Scorpion (SSN 589) is lost with her crew southwest of the Azores. In late Oct. 1968, the wrecked sub is found more than 10,000 feet below the surface on the sea floor with the use of a deep-submergence vehicle towed by USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11). #WeRemember
OTD in 1968 the nuclearpowered attack submarine USS Scorpion SSN 589 is
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#OnThisDay in #NavalHistory we celebrate the birthday of Marine Corps aviation, remember the loss of USS Scorpion (SSN 589), and a F4D-1 sets five world speed records.
OnThisDay in NavalHistory we celebrate the birthday of Marine Corps aviation remember

On This Day: May 22

On this day in #NavalHistory we celebrate the birthday of Marine Corps aviation, remember the loss of USS Scorpion (SSN 589), and a F4D-1 sets five world spe...

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#OTD in 1944, during preparations for the invasion of Saipan, an accidental ordnance blast on LST 353 sets off cataclysmic ammunition explosions at West Loch, Pearl Harbor, killing 163 and injuring 396. Six tank landing ships, three tank landing craft, and 17 track landing vehicles (LVTs) are destroyed in explosions and fires. #WeRemember
OTD in 1944 during preparations for the invasion of Saipan an accidental
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Find out how a Rhode Island teacher is teaming with #USNavy veterans and the Naval War College Museum​ to give history students a first hand look at American and naval history.
Find out how a Rhode Island teacher is teaming with USNavy veterans

Students and Veterans Cross Paths and Learn Some History Together

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#OnThisDay in #NavalHistory Ensign Daniel Sullivan's heroism at sea, disaster at Pearl Harbor and two boats join the fleet.
OnThisDay in NavalHistory Ensign Daniel Sullivans heroism at sea disaster at Pearl

On this date: May 21

On this date in Naval history Ensign Daniel Sullivan's heroism at sea, disaster at Pearl Harbor and two boats join the fleet.

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#OTD in 1844, the frigate USS Constitution, commanded by John Percival, sails from New York to depart on her 32,279 mile round-the-world cruise. Heading eastward, she visits places such as Brazil, Zanzibar, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, and Hawaii before returning back to Boston, Mass., in Sept. 1846.

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OTD in 1844 the frigate USS Constitution commanded by John Percival sails
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On this date in #NavalHistory, USS Constitution makes a 32,279 mile cruise around the world, Adm. Ernest J. KIng establishes a new fleet, and USS Russell (DDG 59) is commissioned.

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On this date in NavalHistory USS Constitution makes a 32279 mile cruise

On This Date: May 20

On this date in naval history the USS Constitution begins her 32,279 mile cruise, Adm. Ernest J. King establishes a new Fleet and USS Russell enters the Fleet.

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Sharing the history and heritage of our Navy honors the past and inspires the future. Read about the history of USS COLE DDG 67 and her namesake below. Like and share!
Sharing the history and heritage of our Navy honors the past and

Glory is the Reward of Valor – The Story of USS Cole

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Jim Domnick
Dick Klingler
#OnThisDay in #NavalHistory, a treaty is signed opening Korea to trade, USS England (DE 635) sinks Japanese submarine (I 16) and the screw ship Powhatan lands Marine guards to protect lives and property in China.
OnThisDay in NavalHistory a treaty is signed opening Korea to trade USS

On This Day: May 19

On this day in naval history, a treaty is signed opening Korea to trade, USS England (DE 635) sinks Japanese submarine (I 16) and the screw ship Powhatan lan...

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Paintings of Naval Aviation during World War II: Abbott Collection. #30: “The Man in the Rear Seat.” Artwork by George Schreiber. “The rear gunner’s spot, as on these SBD dive bombers, is a lonely, but vital one. It is the man in the rear seat who fights the rear guard action protecting his pilot while bombs are aimed at the target. His flexible machine guns have scratched scores of Japanese...
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Apollo 10 is launched #OTD in 1969. The mission is a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing. Air Force Col. Thomas P. Stafford is the commander of the mission, with Cmdr. John W. Young as the command module pilot and #USNavy Cmdr. Eugene A. Cernan, the lunar module pilot. NASA History

During the eight-day mission, the craft makes 31 lunar orbits in 61.6 hours. HS-4 helicopters from USS...
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Apollo 10 is launched OTD in 1969 The mission is a dress
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#OnThisDay in #NavalHistory a captured British sloop is renamed Enterprise, U.S. forces begin the invasion of Wakde, and NASA's Apollo 10 is launched.
OnThisDay in NavalHistory a captured British sloop is renamed Enterprise US forces

On This Day: May 18

On this day in naval history a captured British sloop is renamed Enterprise, U.S. forces begin the invasion of Wakde, NASA's Apollo 10 is launched.

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made many important contributions to our nation and its military throughout history. As we continue to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, we take a look at three U.S. Navy ships named for three great Americans. #AAPI
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made many important contributions to our

Chung-Hoon, Pililaau, Inouye: Ships Named for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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All Hands Magazine is LIVE from the 30th anniversary of the attack on the USS Stark. #NeverForget
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It's hard to believe that more than 30 years ago, stunning footage of U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats flashed across the silver screen and moviegoers were introduced to the high-speed operations and culture of #NavalAviation through the characters “Maverick,” “Goose,” “Iceman,” and “Charlie” in the film Top Gun.

Since then, the F-14 Tomcat has gone from frontline fighter to museum piece and the Navy...
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Its hard to believe that more than 30 years ago stunning footage

Top Gun 30 Years Ago

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