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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

September 14

1899 - Gunboat Concord and monitor Monterey capture two insurgent schooners at Aparri, Philippine Islands.

1939 - Atlantic Squadron Neutrality Patrol ships deploy.

September 15

1944 - Invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands, after several days of intensive carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment.

1950 - U.S. forces under VADM Arthur Struble achieve an amphibious landing at Inchon, Korea.

1967 - Operation Crimson Tide in Mekong Delta.

September 16

1854 - CDR David G. Farragut takes possession of Mare Island, the first U.S. Navy Yard on the Pacific.

1917 - Navy Department authorizes establishment of 16 Naval air stations abroad.

1922 - Commander Halsey Powell in USS Edsall became the senior officer directing the evacuation of 250,000 Greek refugees from Turkey after war between Greece and Turkey.

1940 - President Roosevelt signs Selective Training and Service Act, the first peacetime draft.

1958 - USS Grayback fires first operational launch of Regulus II surface to surface guided missile off CA coast; Missile carries first U.S. mail sent by guided missile.

1966 - USS Oriskany helicopters rescue 44-men crew of British merchant ship August Moon near Hong Kong.

September 17

1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of Ship Island south of New Orleans, LA. This was the headquarters for ADM David Farragut's Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron.

1944 - Navy Task Force lands Army troops on Angaur, Palau Islands supported by Navy carrier aircraft and shore bombardment.

September 18

1926 - Navy brings relief aid to Miami, FL, after a severe hurricane.

1936 - Squadron 40-T, based in the Mediterranean, established to protect U.S. interests and citizens around Iberian peninsula throughout the Spanish Civil War.

1941 - U.S. Navy ships escort eastbound British trans-Atlantic convoy for first time (Convoy HX-150). Although the U.S. Navy ships joined HX-150, which left port escorted by British ships on 16th, on night of 17 September, the official escort duty began on 18th.

1947 - National Security Act becomes effective.

September 19

1915 - SECNAV Josephus Daniels organizes the Naval Consulting Board to mobilize the scientific resources of U.S. for national defense.

1957 - Bathyscaph Trieste, in a dive sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in the Mediterranean, reaches record depth of 2 miles.

1992 - Joint Task Force Marianas stands down after providing assistance to Guam after Typhoon Omar.

September 20

1911 - Navigational instruments first requested for naval aircraft.

1951 - In Operation Summit, the first combat helicopter landing in history, U.S. Marines were landed in Korea.

1981 - USS Mount Hood and Navy helicopters rescue 18 crew members of Philippine Navy frigate, Datu Kalantiaw.

 
 
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