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The submarine E-2 explodes at the New York Navy Yard because of escaping gases during an overhaul #OTD in 1916. The interior of the ship is severely damaged and four men are killed. #WeRemember
The sloop of war Jamestown captures the slaver Robert Wilson #OTD in #NavalHistory. Also, a submarine explodes at the New York Navy Yard and Rear Adm. David D. Porter and Maj. Gen. Alfred H. Terry capture Fort Fisher, Wilmington, N.C. #HistoryMatters here!

On This Day: January 15

On this day in Naval history USS Jamestown captures slaver and a British ship captures USS President during the war of 1812.

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#OTD in 1865, in a joint amphibious force with the Union army, #USNavy Rear Adm. David D. Porter and Maj. Gen. Alfred H. Terry capture Fort Fisher, Wilmington, N.C., which is the last port by which supplies from Europe could reach Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s troops at Richmond, Va.
USS Independence (CVL 22) is commissioned #OTD in 1943. Independence joined the "Magic Carpet" fleet beginning in November of 1945, transporting veterans back to the United States. She received eight battle stars for her #WWII service.

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The battleship Arkansas is launched on this day in #NavalHistory. Also, USS Gudgeon lands men and equipment on Negros Island for the first resupply mission for a submarine. #HistoryMatters

On This Day: January 14

On this day in Naval history the US Navy launches a new ship, conducts the first submarine resupply, and sinks a Japanese minelayer. For more visit www.histo...

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Battleship Arkansas (BB 33) is launched #OTD in 1911. She serves with the British Grand Fleet in World War I. In World War II, she participates in the Normandy Invasion, then relocates to the Pacific in 1944. After WWII, Arkansas becomes a target ship during the Bikini Atoll Atomic bomb tests, where it is engulfed in a column of water and sinks.

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The second amphibious assault on Fort Fisher, N.C., begins when Union Rear Adm. David Porter takes some 59 warships into action #OTD in 1865. Maj. Gen. Alfred Terry commands 8,000 soldiers. The naval landing party of 2,000 Sailors and #Marines raise the assaulting force to 10,000. Confederate Col. William Lamb with his 1,500 troops defend the fort for two days before he surrenders. #CivilWar
Rear Adm. David Porter provides 59 warships and 2,000 Sailors and Marines to take Confederate Fort Fisher, N.C., on this day in #NavalHistory. Also, PBY-5A aircraft from (VP-83) sink German submarine U-507 off Brazil, which had sunk 19 and damaged one Allied merchant vessels. #HistoryMatters

On This Day: January 13

On this day in Naval history Union ships attack Fort Fisher and Navy aircraft sinks German and Japanese submarines. For more visit www.history.navy.mil

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We've finally arrived at #MCPON50! The office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of Naval Personnel was established #OTD in 1967. Master Chief Gunner’s Mate Delbert D. Black was appointed to the position. In March of that same year, the position was renamed to Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy U.S. Navy

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PBY-5A aircraft from (VP-83) sink U-507 off Brazil, which had sunk 19 and damaged one Allied merchant vessels, including seven American ships #OTD in 1943. #NavalAviation
We're getting closer and closer to #MCPON50! MCPON Duane R. Bushey, a native of New Hampshire, joined the U.S. Navy in June 1962. He was named the U.S. Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year for 1972 and Tidewater Virginia’s Military Citizen of the Year for 1982. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

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#OTD in 1813, during the #Warof1812, the frigate Chesapeake, commanded by Capt. Samuel Evans, captures the British merchant Volunteer in the Atlantic and sends her into Portsmouth, Va., as a prize.
Aircraft landings begin operational tests, day and night, onboard the first angled flight deck carrier on this day in #NavalHistory. Also, Task Force 38, commanded by Vice Adm. John S. McCain, continues to bomb Japanese shipping, airfields and installations. Click the video below for more!

On This Day: January 12

On this day in Naval history the US Navy conducts their first angled flight deck tests, increases activity in the Pacific during World War II, and bombs Japa...

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#OTD in 1945, Task Force 38, commanded by #USNavy Vice Adm. John S. McCain, continues to bomb Japanese shipping, airfields and installations in French Indochina while also attacking the HI 86 convoy north of Qui Nho, convoy SASI 40 off Vung Tau and convoy SATA 05 below Cape Padaran.

Approximately 30 Japanese vessels are sunk by TF 38 aircraft with numerous other vessels damaged.
Continuing our march toward #MCPON50, MCPON Mike D. Stevens graduated from Arlee High School in May 1983 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy attending basic training in San Diego in June 1983. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

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We asked our fans for their input on the 10 most important innovations in U.S. Navy lethality over the past 241 years. There are systems, platforms and technologies that didn’t make this particular list, so we encourage you to tell us in the comments what you think are some of the capabilities that have given the #USNavy its edge over the past two centuries. Directed energy weapons? Radio?...
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The Evolution of Navy Lethality in Maintaining Sea Control

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Torpedo bomber aircraft from USS Block Island (CVE 21) make first aircraft rocket attack on U-758 #OTD in 1944. The submarine survives the attack and returns to St. Nazaire, France. #NavalAviation
Today, #SNA2017 will host a Naval Heritage panel about #Vietnam River Section 531 Operations. Our historian, John Sherwood, wrote a piece explaining why the PBR's were so valuable to the mission and increased U.S. Navy's lethality during the war. Check it out by clicking below!

Patrol Boat River Lethality in Vietnam

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CSS Alabama sinks a Union ship on this day in #NavalHistory. Also, #USNavy aircraft attack a German submarine and the first US ship enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. #HistoryMatters here!

On This Day: January 11

On this day in Naval history the CSS Alabama sinks a Union ship, Navy aircraft attacks a German sub, and the first US ship enters Pearl Harbor. For more visi...

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Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is commissioned at Norfolk, Va., #OTD in 2009. The #USNavy ship is named in honor of the 41st President of the United States. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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