The first steam ship with screw propeller, Princeton, is launched on this day in #NavalHistory. Also, SBD aircraft from USS Enterprise (CV 6) attack and sink a Japanese sub and USS Ohio (SSBN 726), the first Trident-Class submarine, returns from its first deterrent patrol. #HistoryMatters
After the #ArmyNavy game is over tomorrow, it's not about the Navy or Army who wins; it's the camaraderie among the players, the other Midshipmen, Cadets, alumni, family and all fans. It's about the traditions and legacy the game builds upon - because everyone playing and watching knows and painfully understands that these future Sailors, Marines and Soldiers will one day go in harm's way... View details ⇨
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is commissioned #OTD in 1995. For over 20 years USS John C. Stennis has made significant contributions to our #NavalHistory. Read more about the Stennis here --> [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Happy Birthday to U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper! Sailor, pioneer and leader in the field of computer science. Read more about "Amazing Grace" and her more than 40 years of naval service here --> [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
A prototype shipboard radar, XAF, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB 34) #OTD in 1938. The radar is later reengineered by RCA to become the CXAM radar. Installation on U.S. Navy vessels begins in 1940 and proves fruitful in detecting the enemy in World War II. Office of Naval Research
#OTD in 1942, eight #USNavy PT boats (PT 36, PT 37, PT 40, PT 43, PT 44, PT 48, PT 59, and PT 109) turn back eight Japanese destroyers attempting to reinforce Japanese forces on Guadalcanal. U.S. Pacific Fleet John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States declares war on Japan #OTD in 1941. President #FDR addresses the nation, describing Dec. 7 as "a date which will live in infamy." #PearlHarbor75 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
After the attack on Pearl Harbor ended, there were many stories of valor on the "day of infamy." U.S. Navy personnel were awarded 15 Medals of Honor and 51 Navy Crosses, the most medals for bravery under fire for a one-day action in U.S. naval history. #PearlHarbor75
Live from an interment ceremony from the USS Arizona Memorial – this service is unique to the U.S. Navy in that the USS Arizona is the only ship that returns the cremated remains of a survivor who found himself aboard that ship on Dec. 7, 1941. This year will be the first time in which two interments -- for John Anderson (Boatswain’s Mate, Second Class) and Clarendon Hetrick (Seaman, First... View details ⇨
"This week America remembers the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This remembrance is particularly meaningful to the U.S. Navy, and even more to Sailors serving at Pearl Harbor. But it should have the greatest significance to the Submarine Force, because..." Click the blog to find out!
LIVE from Pearl Harbor for the 75th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration. Just like the Sailors attacked on Dec. 7th, 1941, today's Sailors embody the four core attributes of toughness, accountability, integrity and initiative. #PearlHarbor75 #HonorThePast #InspireTheFuture
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, 21 ships were damaged or sunk. Eighteen of those ships were raised, repaired and returned to service to help fight and win World War II. #PearlHarbor75 #HonorThePast #InspireTheFuture
Arguably the greatest outcome of #PearlHarbor75 was the unity it inspired in the nation. It motivated the American people to wholeheartedly commit to victory in World War II. Thanks to the diligence and action reports of U.S. Navy Sailors there that day, the details of what happened at Pearl Harbor will keep the memories alive. Click below to get the whole story!