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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

March 22

1820 - Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after duel with Capt. James Barron.

1915 - "Naval Aviator" replaces former "Navy Air Pilot" for officers qualified as aviators.

1929 - Navy ships protect Americans and their property during Mexican revolution.

1946 - USS Missouri departs U.S. to return body of deceased Turkish ambassador to the U.S. back to Turkey for burial. Missouri arrived in Istanbul on 5 April.

March 23

1815 - USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin in battle lasting 22 minutes.

1882 - SECNAV Hunt issues General Order No. 292 creating Office of Naval Intelligence.

1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive.

1945 - Carriers begin pre-assault strikes on Okinawa, kamikaze attacks follow.

1958 - First launching of simulated Polaris missile from submerged tactical launcher facility off CA.

1965 - LCDR John W. Young, USN, Pilot of Gemini 3 completed 3 orbits in 4 hours., 53 minutes at an altitude of 224 km. Recovery was by helicopters from USS Intrepid (CVS-11).

March 24

1903 - George Dewey commissioned Admiral of the Navy with the date of rank, 2 March 1899. He was the only person to hold this rank.

March 25

1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific.

1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation.

March 26

1942 - ADM King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet.

1943 - Battle of Komandorski Islands, prevents Japanese reinforcements from reaching Attu.

1966 - Operation Jackstay in Navy's first amphibious assault in Vietnam's inland waters.

1968 - Operation Bold Dragon III began in Mekong Delta.

March 27

1794 - Congress authorizes construction of 6 frigates, including Constitution.

1799 - USS Constitution recaptures American sloop Neutrality from France.

1880 - USS Constellation departs New York with food for famine victims in Ireland.

March 28

1800 - Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to pass Cape of Good Hope.

1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture, Essex had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812.

1848 - USS Supply reaches the Bay of Acre, anchoring under Mount Carmel near the village of Haifa, during expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan.

 
 
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