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

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Check out our ABOUT US page and find out how all of this got started.

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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

April 13

1847 - Naval Forces begin 5 day battle to capture several towns in Mexico.

1861 - Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.

1960 - Navy's navigation satellite, Transit, placed into orbit from Cape Canaveral, FL and demonstrates ability to launch another satellite.

2009 - In a daring high-seas rescue, U.S. Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates and freed the American sea captain who had offered himself as a hostage to save his crew.

April 14

1898 - Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace.

1969 - North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy EC-121 reconnaissance aircraft from VQ-1 over the Sea of Japan.

1988 - USS Samuel B. Roberts struck Iranian mine off Qatar.

1989 - First Navy ship arrives on scene to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup.

April 15

1885 - Naval forces land at Panama to protect American interests during revolution.

1912 - USS Chester and USS Salem sailed from MA to assist RMS Titanic survivors.

1918 - First Marine Aviation Force formed at Marine Flying Field, Miami, FL.

1961 - Launching of first nuclear-powered frigate, USS Bainbridge, at Quincy, MA.

1962 - USS Princeton brought first Marine helicopters to Vietnam. This was first Marine advisory unit to arrive in South Vietnam.

1986 - Operation Eldorado Canyon, Navy aircraft from USS America (CV-66) and USS Coral Sea (CV-43) attack Libya in conjunction with USAF aircraft after Libya linked to terrorist bombing of West Berlin discotheque which killed 1 American and injured 78 people.

April 16

1863 - Union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg.

1924 - Navy commences relief operations in Mississippi Valley floods, lasting until 16 June.

1947 - Act of Congress gives Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank.

1959 - Helicopters from USS Edisto begin rescue operations in Montevideo, Uruguay. By 26 April they had carried 277 flood victims to safety.

April 17

1778 - Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig.

April 18

1848 - U.S. Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by LT William F. Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea.

1906 - Navy assists in relief operations during San Francisco earthquake and fire.

1942 - USS Hornet launches Doolittle's Army bombers for first attack on Japan.

1988 - Navy destroys 2 Iranian surveillance platforms, sinks one frigate and one patrol ships, and severely damages a second frigate in retaliation for attack on USS Samuel B. Roberts.

April 19

1783 - George Washington proclaims end of hostilities.

1861 - President Lincoln orders blockade of Southern ports from SC to Texas.

1955 - USS Albany and USS William Wood begin to provide disaster relief to citizens of Volos, Greece, ending 21 April.

 
 
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