The U.S. Navy evacuates Tee-do Island in Korea, a naval aviator sets an altitude record, and USS Stewart strikes at German submarine U-108. It's all on this day in #NavalHistory!

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On this day in Naval history US Navy sets an altitude record, USS Stewart attacks a German sub, and Tee-do Island, Korea is evacuated. For more visit www.his...

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#OTD in 1915, U.S. Navy Lt. Patrick N. L. Bellinger, in the Burgess-Dunne AH-10 seaplane, establishes a United States altitude record for seaplanes by ascending to 10,000 feet over Pensacola, Fla.

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OTD in 1915 US Navy Lt Patrick N L Bellinger in the
Whether it’s worn by the greenest of recruits during an inspection or saltiest of #veterans on leave, enlisted Sailors share a direct link to their past as the white hat, affectionately known as the “Dixie Cup" will go on to be an icon of the U.S. Navy, just as it has for the last 100 plus years. #Tradition

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On this day in #NavalHistory, #USNavy destroyer escorts sink a German sub, U.S. Navy submarines sink enemy Japanese vessels, and Capt. John Paul Jones leads the attack at Whitehaven, England.

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On this day in NavalHistory USNavy destroyer escorts sink a German sub

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On this day in Naval history John Paul Jones launches an attack on England, Navy subs sink Japanese ships, and destroyer escorts sink a German sub. For more ...

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Old story, but a great read #ICYMI!

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Old story but a great read ICYMI Learn more about her grandfathers

Woman travels 12 hours to USS Wisconsin to reconnect with her late grandfather

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Have you heard about the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson's essay contest? [ History.navy.mil Link ]

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Have you heard about the Chief of Naval Operations Adm John Richardson's essay contest
On this day in #NavalHistory, USS Saratoga captures a slave ship, the Apollo 16 mission begins, and the stage is set for the Spanish American War.
On this day in NavalHistory USS Saratoga captures a slave ship the

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On this day in Naval history Union Sailors capture a slave ship, the Navy enforces a blockade of Cuba, and Apollo 16 launches. For more visit www.history.nav...

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#OTD in 1898, President William McKinley orders the #USNavy to begin a blockade of Cuba and Spain, beginning the Spanish-American War. Congress responds with a formal declaration of war April 25, made retroactive to the start of the blockade.

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#OTD in 1953, USS New Jersey (BB 62) shells Wonsan, Korea, from inside the harbor during the Korean War.

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OTD in 1953 USS New Jersey BB 62 shells Wonsan Korea from
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Preserving and sharing our U.S. Navy's rich history and proud heritage honors the past and inspires the future.

Learn how NHHC's Conservation Branch is playing a key role in this process. Like and share!
Preserving and sharing our US Navys rich history and proud heritage honors

The NHHC Conservation Branch – Small but Mighty

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USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) is commissioned at Staten Island, N.Y. #OTD in 1997. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer is the second U.S. Navy ship named after the five Sullivan brothers who died when USS Juneau (CL 52) was sunk shortly after the Battle of Guadalcanal. #NeverForget
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USS The Sullivans DDG 68 is commissioned at Staten Island NY OTD
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What is your favorite famous US Navy quote More to choose from here:
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The first German submarine brought to the United States after World War I arrives at New York #OTD in 1920. During #WWI, German U 111 sank three Allied merchant vessels that included the British steamer Boscastle on April 7, 1918. The submarine surrendered later that year.
The submarine, while being towed to be a target for the Atlantic Fleet, sinks June 1921 near Cape Henry, Va.
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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, a joint operation between the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army Air Forces that greatly reinvigorated our country’s morale after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor just four months earlier.

Hear from some of the raiders themselves as they reflect on their moment in history. Like and share!
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid a joint operation

Doolittle Raiders Reflect on Their Moment in History

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Have you checked out Naval History and Heritage Command's multimedia gallery? The page has a ton of infographics and other multimedia pieces dedicated to various topics and events in #NavalHistory!

Today we're sharing an infographic which highlights the Doolittle Raid. Conceived in the wake of the devastating Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the raid took place 75 years ago today!...
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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. Watch this amazing US National Archives footage shot during the historic event. Like and share!

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The battleship - a massive, floating fortress on the seas. Few other weapons of war remain as iconic in 20th century memory.

Explore NHHC Photo Archive's recent digital exhibit, which steps through nearly 100 years of battleships! Like and share this #NavalHistory!
The battleship a massive floating fortress on the seas Few other weapons

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In 1992, on its 50th anniversary, the Doolittle Raid was re-enacted when two privately-owned B-25s took off from USS Ranger (CV 61). Participating in ceremonies before the launch were the original Hornet helmsman Carl Nelson, photographer Bill Gibson, three of Doolittle’s “Raiders” and a Chinese interpreter who led many of the downed crewmen to safety.

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On this day in #NavalHistory, the sloop Ranger captures a British ship, USS Searaven rescues Australian servicemen, and #USNavy Sailors receive the Medal of Honor.
On this day in NavalHistory the sloop Ranger captures a British ship

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#PhotooftheDay: Sailors of USS Boxer (CV 21) attend #EasterSunday Mass on the hangar deck after a long day at General Quarters. Chaplain John A. Keeley conducted the services which were delayed until evening by a day-long, all-out attack by Boxer pilots on Chongjin, 13 April 1952.

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