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  • Side Glances at Operation Crossroads

    navalhistory.org 21 Apr '18, 8am

    One of the benefits of digitized archives are the ability to call up pieces of the past that are physically apart from each other and see them all together in context. This ability to make connections can often lead to interesting glances not shown in context together before. Scattere...

  • The Launch of Navy Radar

    navalhistory.org 18 Apr '18, 10pm

    Suddenly it was practicable to defend an aircraft carrier using fighters. Without radar, the carrier never would have had sufficient warning of an attack, and never would have been able to keep enough fighters aloft continuously to fend off or destroy attackers. Radar solved the probl...

    1. U.S. Naval Institute blog.usni.org 17 Apr '18, 3pm
  • Cats in the Sea Services

    navalhistory.org 13 Apr '18, 9pm

    Sailors and cats have a special relationship that dates back thousands of years. It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first seafarers to realize the true value of having cats as shipmates. In addition to offering sailors much needed companionship on long voyages, cats prov...

  • Key Dates in U. S. Military LGBT Policy

    navalhistory.org 03 Apr '18, 2am

    – A federal district court orders the U. S. Army to reinstate Staff Sergeant Miriam Ben-Shalom, ruling that her discharge four years earlier, on grounds of homosexuality, violated her First Amendment rights. The Army dismisses the order, leading Ben-Shalom to file a motion of contempt...

  • The Legacy of Ships Named Enterprise

    navalhistory.org 07 Apr '18, 6am

    originally belonged to the British and was named George. She cruised on Lake Champlain and supplied English posts in Canada. On May 18, 1775, Col. Benedict Arnold captured the ship, outfitted her with guns and thereafter defended American supply routes in New England from British atta...

  • A Deeper Dive into Hell to Pay

    navalhistory.org 09 Feb '18, 1pm

    expands on several areas examined in the previous book and deals with three new topics: U.S.-Soviet cooperation in the war against imperial Japan; U.S., Soviet, and Japanese plans for the invasion and defense of the northernmost home island of Hokkaido; and Operation Blacklist, the th...

    1. U.S. Naval Institute blog.usni.org 08 Feb '18, 6pm
    2. U.S. Naval Institute blog.usni.org 12 Feb '18, 4pm
  • Blog Archive » Comission of U. S. Navy’s First Hospital Ship

    navalhistory.org 26 Dec '17, 3pm

    The USS Red Rover , the first hospital ship of the U. S. Navy, was commissioned on December 26th, 1862, after a year of service in the Army during the Civil War. An article in the November 1968 issue of Proceedings , written by W. T. Adams, commemorates the Red Rover’s brief but succe...

  • The Atomic Buoy Experiment

    navalhistory.org 19 Feb '18, 12am

    It was for these reasons that the Coast Guard first became interested in an atomic-powered lighted buoy. With a stable, long-term power source and requiring limited servicing, the generators seemed like a perfect fit for lighted navigational buoys. And so the Atomic Energy Agency cont...


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