How does a World War I German U-boat end up at the bottom of Lake Michigan?? Learn about its interesting history below!
How does a World War I German Uboat end up at the

UC-97: Forgotten WWI History in an Unexpected Place – Lake Michigan

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Naval Station Norfolk is celebrating its 100th birthday tomorrow! Help share the news!
Naval Station Norfolk is celebrating its 100th birthday tomorrow Help share the news

Naval Station Norfolk, largest Navy base in the world, turns 100

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Cmdr. James Harmon Ward becomes the first officer casualty of the Civil War #OTD in #NavalHistory. Also, USS Hornet captures a Spanish ship and USS Blueback sinks a Japanese navy submarine chaser.
Cmdr James Harmon Ward becomes the first officer casualty of the Civil

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On this day in Naval history Cmdr. James H. Ward is mortally wounded, USS Hornet captures a Spanish ship, and USS Blueback sinks a Japanese Navy submarine ch...

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100 years ago, the arrival of the first convoy carrying the Soldiers and Marines of the American Expeditionary Force at Saint-Nazaire, France surprised the world and uplifted the allies. Today, after two world wars and a century of witnessing operations around the world, Americans might take this large troop movement for granted. In 1917, however, the arrival of the Soldiers and Marines was...
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100 years ago the arrival of the first convoy carrying the Soldiers

Allies Cheer as First American Convoy Arrives in France!

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#OnThisDay in Naval history USS Parche sinks two Japanese vessels, Americans evacuate from South Korea, and first SOSUS detection of Soviet submarine.
OnThisDay in Naval history USS Parche sinks two Japanese vessels Americans evacuate

On This Day: June 26

On this day in Naval history USS Parche sinks two Japanese vessels, Americans evacuated from South Korea, and first SOSUS detection of Soviet submarine. Lear...

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The language of the U.S. Navy can leave most people wondering where Sailors came up with our Nautical Terms and Naval Expressions. What are your favorite Navy terms and expressions? Let us know in the comments below! As always, please keep in clean!
The language of the US Navy can leave most people wondering where

Nautical Terms and Naval Expressions – Part Two

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#OTD in 1942, during World War II, USS Nautilus (SS 168) sinks the Japanese destroyer, Yamakaze, southeast of Yokosuka, Japan.
OTD in 1942 during World War II USS Nautilus SS 168 sinks
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Ten ships of Task Force 155 gather during Operation Desert Storm. Leading the formation at left is the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV 60), flanked by the guided missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56), top, and USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51). At center is the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS Mississippi (CGN 40) flanked by the aircraft carriers USS America (CV 66), top, and USS John...
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Ten ships of Task Force 155 gather during Operation Desert Storm Leading
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America's Ship of State, USS Constitution, enters drydock for overhaul on this day in #NavalHistory. Also, "Operation Vittles" commences after World War II and U.S. Navy aircraft attack Korean hydroplants during the Korean War.
Americas Ship of State USS Constitution enters drydock for overhaul on this

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On this day in Naval history USS Constitution enters drydock, Operation Vittles launches, and US Navy aircraft attack North Korean hydroplants. For more visi...

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USS Macon (ZRS 5) is commissioned #OTD in 1933. Following her commissioning, she participates in exercises off the Pacific and southern coasts, testing her abilities for fleet scouting and missions involving her F9C “Sparrowhawk” aircraft.

Unfortunately, on Feb. 12, 1935, Macon crashes during a storm off Point Sur, Calif., which effectively ends the U.S. Navy's program of rigid airship...
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USS Macon ZRS 5 is commissioned OTD in 1933 Following her commissioning
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#ICYMI: Shipbuilders at Newport News Shipbuilding lifted the lower stern of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) into place yesterday. The ship grew about 70 feet in length with the addition of the lower stern and is now 50 percent structurally complete.

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USS Merrimack is reconstructed as Civil War legend CSS Virginia on this day in #NavalHistory. USS President pursues HMS Belvidera and airship USS Macon is commissioned.
USS Merrimack is reconstructed as Civil War legend CSS Virginia on this

On This Day: June 23

On this day in Naval history USS President pursues a British ship, Confederate Navy converts former Union ship, and USS Macon commissioned. For more visit ww...

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On this day in #NavalHistory, HMS Leopard attacks USS Chesapeake, USS Saint Paul battles Isabel II and Terror in the Spanish-American War and the Greely Expedition is finally rescued after being marooned for three years.
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On this day in Naval history HMS Leopold attacks USS Chesapeake, Greely Expedition members rescued, and USS Saint Paul battles Spanish ships. For more visit ...

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#OTD in 1963, the nuclear-powered submarines USS Tecumseh (SSBN 628), USS Daniel Boone (SSBN 629), USS Flasher (SSN 613), and USS John Calhoun (SSBN 630) are all launched in one day, emphasizing the U.S. Navy’s accelerated nuclear-submarine construction program.

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OTD in 1963 the nuclearpowered submarines USS Tecumseh SSBN 628 USS Daniel
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We agree!! All our museums are a great summer activity for the kids in your life!

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We agree All our museums are a great summer activity for the kids in your life
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USS Charleston captures the island of Guam on this day in #NavalHistory. Also, USS Peacock captures a British merchant ship and the Germans scuttle their fleet at Scapa Flow in Scotland. See why #HistoryMatters by clicking below!
USS Charleston captures the island of Guam on this day in NavalHistory

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On this day in Naval history USS Peacock captures a British ship, USS Charleston captures Guam, and Germany scuttles the German fleet. For more visit www.his...

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The German Navy scuttles its own fleet at Scapa Flow in Scotland after World War I. After the Nov. 11 Armistice, the surrendered German ships are divided by Allies. German officers then secretly organize a mass destruction of the fleet that occurs #OTD in 1919.

Before the British become aware of what transpires, the fleet is almost beyond salvage and the German Navy ceases to exist. As...
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The German Navy scuttles its own fleet at Scapa Flow in Scotland
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Learn about one Virginia Beach Vietnam veteran who hopes to honor those who served during that era, in an upcoming ceremony.

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Man honoring Vietnam veterans, searching for local vets

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USS O-9 (SS 70) sinks off Portsmouth, N.H., during a test dive #OTD in 1941. Salvage ships located her in more than 400 feet of water, but she had suffered crushing damage from the water pressure at that depth and all 33 men on board had been killed. O-9's remains have subsequently been surveyed for historical purposes.
USS O9 SS 70 sinks off Portsmouth NH during a test dive
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#OnThisDay in Naval history Fulton trials are a success, Naval aviation loses their first pilot, and U.S. citizens and refugees are evacuated from Beirut, Lebanon.
OnThisDay in Naval history Fulton trials are a success Naval aviation loses

On This Day: June 20

On this day in Naval history Fulton trials are a success, Naval aviation loses their first pilot, and US citizens and refugees evacuated from Beirut, Lebanon...

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