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Welcome to whaleboat.us! You have found the definitive site for whaleboat enthusiasts. This site covers ALL whaleboats, from the early days of whaling, to the monomoy, and to the military's motor whaleboats. Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop place to "gather", talk about whaleboats or any marine related topics, find parts, and find other whaleboat enthusiasts.

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

For all of our FORUM MEMBERS if you want be added to our GUEST MAP, 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.

Click: WHALEBOAT HATS & BURGEES if you are interested in purchasing our whaleboat hats and burgees!

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

The FORUM page is for all of us to discuss topics related to motor whaleboats, whaleboat rowers or any other marine related subject matter. Here is where we can ask questions, get advice, and help each other in our whaleboat adventures. You will also find our Yacht Club Chat Lounge board, where yacht club members can get together and discuss club related issues. As well, there is a Classified Ads board where you can list your marine related items for sale and perhaps find something listed there that you need. There is also a Calendar of Events board where we have all sorts of marine related events listed. Go to our FORUM page and register so you can get started today!

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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.

Our LINKS page contains links to Web sites related to all facets of whaleboats, to include whaleboat rowing clubs.

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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

January 18

1911 - First aircraft landing on board a ship, USS Pennsylvania by Eugene Ely.

1962 - After a flash fire in the Persian Gulf on Danish tanker, Prima Maersk, burned a crewman, USS Duxbury Bay transfers a Navy doctor to help the Danish crewman and USS Soley took him to the nearest hospital at Bahrain Island.

1968 - Operation Coronado X begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

1977 - The Trident (C-4) missile development flight test program commenced when C4X-1 was launched from a flight pad at Cape Canaveral, FL.

1991 - USS Nicholas attacks and captures Iraqi oil platforms.

January 19

1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast.

January 20

1783 - Hostilities cease between Great Britain and the United States.

1903 - Theodore Roosevelt issues Executive Order placing Midway Islands under jurisdiction of the Navy Department.

1914 - School for naval air training opens in Pensacola, FL.

1948 - Establishment of U.S. Persian Gulf Area Command (later changed to Middle East Force in August 1948).

January 21

1954 - Launching of Nautilus, first nuclear submarine, at Groton, CT.

1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days.

January 22

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard.

1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy.

January 23

1960 - Bathyscaph Trieste descends to deepest part of the ocean, Marianas Trench.

1968 - USS Pueblo seized by North Korean forces in Sea of Japan.

January 24

1942 - Battle of Makassar Strait, destroyer attack on Japanese convoy in first surface action in the Pacific during World War II.

1991 - Helos from USS Leftwich and USS Nicholas recapture first Kuwaiti territory from Iraqis.

 
 
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