First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy christening the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616), a submarine, on May 8, 1962 at Electric Boat, General Dynamics, in Groton, Connecticut.
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Two African American sailors standing in front of the USS Mason at the Boston Navy Yard in 1944. The USS Mason (DE-529) was commissioned on March 20, 1944, with a crew of 150 African-American enlisted men and six officers. The vessel was part of the Evarts-class destroyer escort, with the responsibility of providing protection for other naval vessels […]
Operation “Windmill” (officially known as the U.S. Navy Second Antarctic Development Project) was an exploration and training mission to Antarctica in 1947–1948. On December 5, 1947, two naval icebreakers – USS Edisto and USS Burton Island – left Samoa for Antarctic waters. Commanding the 500 men with the operation was Commander Gerald L. Ketchum, a veteran of World […]
View on USS Monitor deck looking forward on the starboard side, while the ship was in the James River, Virginia on July 9, 1862. Officers at right are (left to right): Third Assistant Engineer Robinson W. Hands, Acting Master Louis N. Stodder, Second Assistant Engineer Albert B. Campbell (seated) and Acting Volunteer Lieutenant William Flye (with binoculars). […]
D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part IV “After enduring all the ordeals and training in England, we felt like we were completely ready for anything, and we were very ready to fight the Germans, and we looked forward to the day that […]