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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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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

February 22

1865 - RADM Porter's gunboats' bombardment cause surrender of Wilmington, NC.

1870 - After arriving on USS Nipsic, and supported by USS Guard and USS Nyack, the Darien Expedition, commanded by CDR Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., begins active operations ashore at Caldonia Bay to survery the Isthmus of Darien, Panama, for an interoceanic ship canal.

1909 - Great White Fleet returns from round the world cruise to Hampton Roads, VA.

1943 - USS Iowa (BB-61), the lead ship of the last class of American fast battleships, is commissioned.

1974 - LTJG Barbara Ann Allen becomes first Navy designated female aviator.

February 23

1795 - U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established. This is the Navy Supply Corps Birthday.

1919 - Launching of Osmond Ingram (DD-255), first Navy ship named for an enlisted man.

1944 - Carrier groups under Spruance attack Saipan, Tinian and Rota in the Marianas.

1945 - Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raise flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima.

February 24

1813 - USS Hornet, Captain James Lawrence, captures HMS Peacock.

1968 - Task Force Clearwater established in I Corps.

February 25

1861 - Saratoga, member of U.S. African Squadron, captures slaver sloop Express.

1933 - Commissioning of USS Ranger, first true aircraft carrier.

1959 - USS Galveston fires first Talos surface-to-air missile.

February 26

1811 - Congress authorizes first naval hospital.

1913 - Approval of experimental wind tunnel for Navy.

1944 - Sue Sophia Dauser, Superintendent of the Navy's Nurse Corps is first woman in Navy to receive rank of Captain.

February 27

1842 - Battle of the Java Sea, Allied Naval Force attacks Japanese invasion convoy.

1973 - First airborne mine sweep in a live minefield took place in the Haiphong, Vietnam ship channel by helicopters from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Twelve on board USS New Orleans.

February 28

1844 - Explosion of Peacemaker, experimental 14 inch gun, on board USS Princeton.

1893 - Launching of USS Indiana (BB-1), first true battleship in U.S. Navy.

1959 - USS Strong rescues 13 Arab fishermen from Bahrain when their fishing boats floundered in a storm.

1980 - Blue crew of USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) launches 4 Trident I (C-4) missiles in first C-4 Operational Test.

 
 
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