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Here on our HOME page you will find Weekly Nautical Facts for your reading enjoyment.

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On our LIBRARY page you will find we have a very large download center filled with useful reference materials. These items are free to anyone accessing this site. We have many engine and transmission manuals and we will continue to add more reference materials to this site as they become available to us.

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This site is for ALL whaleboat enthusiasts, so take a look around and enjoy!

Check out our Forum Member/Guest Map. If you want be added, let us know by sending an email to us at: webmaster@whaleboat.us and make sure to let us know your forum screen name and location and we will add you. Thanks for the idea BamaBreeze and auroradan!

 

 
 

 

WEEKLY NAUTICAL FACTS

August 17

1812 - Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic.

1942 - Submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines.

1959 - ADM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO.

1962 - Navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH-1) launched at Seattle, WA.

August 18

1838 - Exploring Expedition under LT Charles Wilkes embarks on world cruise.

1911 - First Navy Nurse Corps superintendent, Esther Voorhees Hasson, appointed.

1965 - First major amphibious assault in Vietnam, Operation Starlight captures 2,000 Viet Cong.

1966 - First ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent from USS Annapolis in South China Sea to Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor.

1974 - After flooding in Philippines, Navy helicopters begin 6 days of operations to rescue people and bring supplies (244 flights).

August 19

1812 - USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere.

1812 - Devastating hurricane struck the Navy's New Orleans station, delaying military preparations in the War of 1812.

1818 - CAPT James Biddle takes possession of Oregon Territory for U.S.

1967 - Operation Coronado IV begins in Mekong Delta.

1981 - 2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters.

August 20

1952 - In interservice air operation at Chang Pyong-ni, Korea, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80 percent of assigned area.

1959 - USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6) completes 6-day humanitarian operation after floods in Taiwan.

1969 - Navy Seabees and sailors from Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) evacuated 820 people from Pass Christian, MS after Hurricane Camille.

August 21

1800 - U.S. Marine Corps Band gave its first concert in Washington, D.C.

1883 - Installation of the first electric lighting on a US Navy Ship completed on USS Trenton.

1920 - Radio station built by U.S. Navy and French Government transmits first wireless message heard around the world. At time it was the most powerful radio station in the world.

1951 - First contract for nuclear-powered submarine awarded.

1965 - Launch of Gemini 5, piloted by LCDR Charles Conrad Jr., USN, who completed 120 orbits in almost 8 days at an altitude of 349.8 km. Recovery was by helicopter from USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39).

1980 - USS Truxtun rescues 42 Vietnamese refugees and USS Merrill rescues 62 Vietnamese refugees, over 200 miles southeast of Saigon.

August 22

1912 - Birthday of Dental Corps.

1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy receives surrender of Mille Atoll in Marshall Islands.

1980 - USS Passumpsic rescues 28 Vietnamese refugees.

August 23

1864 - RADM David Farragut's squadron captures Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay winning control of Mobile Bay.

1958 - Massive concentration of Pacific Fleet in Quemoy-Matsu area prevents invasion of islands by China.

1958 - In Taiwan Straits Crisis, Units of 7th Fleet move into Taiwan area to support Taiwan against Chinese Communists.

1963 - The first satellite communications ship, USNS Kingsport (T-AG-164) in Lagos, Nigeria, connected President John F. Kennedy with Nigerian Prime Minister Balewa who was aboard for the first satellite (Syncom II) relayed telephone conversation between heads of state.

 
 
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