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 MacArthur and the Admiralties
The thousand soldiers came from the 1st Cavalry Division; the island was Los Negros in the Admiralties group of the Bismarck Archipelago; the general was Douglas MacArthur, commander in chief of all Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific Area.
The Admiralties, lying 260 miles west of Kavieng and 200 miles northeast of Wewak, were admirably situated to assist in isolating Rabaul.
In the Admiralties, where the Japanese had already built two airfields, Manus would serve as an air base and Seeadler Harbor, 6 miles wide, 20 miles long, and 120 feet deep, was to be a major fleet base with complete repair facilities including drydocks.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/70-7_11.htm   (5821 words)

 Admiralty Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Admiralty Islands are a group of 18 islands in the Bismarck Archipelago.
The temperature of the Admiralty Islands varies little throughout the year, reaching daily highs of 30-32°C and 20-24°C at night.
Admiralty Islands lowland rain forests (World Wildlife Fund)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Admiralty_Islands   (201 words)

 ADMIRALTY - Definition
Note: In England, admiralty jurisdiction was formerly vested in the High Court of Admiralty, which was held before the Lord High Admiral, or his deputy, styled the Judge of the Admiralty; but admiralty jurisdiction is now vested in the probate, divorce, and admiralty division of the High Justice.
In America, there are no admiralty courts distinct from others, but admiralty jurisdiction is vested in the district courts of the United States, subject to revision by the circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Admiralty jurisprudence has cognizance of maritime contracts and torts, collisions at sea, cases of prize in war, etc., and in America, admiralty jurisdiction is extended to such matters, arising out of the navigation of any of the public waters, as the Great Lakes and rivers.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/admiralty   (194 words)

 First Anglo-Dutch War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, after their decisive victory over the Spanish invasion fleet at the Battle of the Downs in 1639, the war with Spain had been confined to land, and the Dutch navy had been left to deteriorate.
By 1652 fewer than fifty ships were seaworthy and the deficiency had to be made good by arming merchantmen.
The admiralties were now forbidden by law to sell off these 60 new ships.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_Anglo-Dutch_War   (1666 words)

 Encyclopedia: USS Phoenix (CL-46)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Phoenix then moved to the Admiralty Islands to support the 1st Cavalry Division in a reconnaissance-in-force on Los Negros Island, 29 February.
Enemy guns on this island had threatened Allied positions in the Admiralties, particularly on Manus; and, although return fire from the beach was heavy, enemy batteries ceased firing when shells from the cruisers burst in their vicinity.
With Boise and ten destroyers, Phoenix sortied from Seeadler Harbor in the Admiralties and bombarded shore defenses before American forces landed on Noemfoor Island 2 July.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/USS-Phoenix-%28CL_46%29   (1788 words)

 USS Nassau (CVE-16) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The next four months she performed ferry missions from San Diego to Pearl Harbor, the Admiralties and the New Hebrides Islands.
Nassau's mission was to operate out of the Admiralties with other escort carriers to provide replacement aircraft and pilots for the attack carriers of Task Force 38.
She returned to the Admiralties with disabled aircraft which were destined for shipment to Pearl Harbor or the United States for reconditioning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Nassau_(CVE-16)   (979 words)

 The Admiralties:Invasion Planning
The capture of the Admiralties was one of the last steps in the campaign which sealed off the Bismarck-Solomons area from supply and reinforcement, denied its use to the enemy for effective air and naval operations, and left garrisons totaling over 100,000 troops in isolated impotence.
Apparently the Admiralties were not considered significant in the offensive phase of the Japanese conquest of the South Pacific area, for it was not until February 1943, that construction forces started to build a 5,000-foot air strip at Momote Plantation on Los Negros and to put the 3,000-foot Lorengau airfield into operational use.
It was reported that in a week Japanese air strength in the Bismarcks had dropped from 536 to 322 planes and that "it is probable the estimate is not keeping pace with developments." An intelligence report of 27 February spoke in terms of a strategic air withdrawal from the area.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/admiralties/admiralties-ch1-plan.htm   (5145 words)

 Pacific Affairs: An Ethnology of the Admiralty Islanders: The Alfred Buhler Collection, Museum der Kulturen, Basel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Located off New Guinea's northern coast, the Admiralty Islands had (despite the City of Basel's nod towards "self-containment") been in intermittent contact with the West at least since the 17th Century; today the Admiralties are part of Papua New Guinea's Manus Province.
However, she has complemented this not only with reference to other authorities' work on the Admiralties but also with the results of her own fieldwork there, her colour photographs lending an attractive visual contemporaneity to the volume.
Admiralty Islanders themselves are likely to find its industrious assemblage of data and its excellent photographs of enduring value.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3680/is_199910/ai_n8854713   (694 words)

 Major Campaigns in World War 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Admiralties are composed of two principal islands, Manus and Los Negros, and a number of smaller islands.
General Krueger assigned the Admiralties mission to the 1st Cavalry Division, commanded by Maj. Gen.
Although the Admiralties operation would be its first combat action, its soldiers had received extensive training to prepare them for their mission.
www.world-war-2-history.com /campaigns-page/21/4   (794 words)

 Paliau movement - Manus province, Papua New Guinea www.pngbuai.com
In its placement on the map the Admiralties group lie between longitudes 141 degrees and 149 degrees, and it is 2 degrees south of the Equator.
Some written historical accounts have William Schouten and Jacob le Maire as the first outsiders to see some parts of the Admiralty Islands, while others claim that the first white man to ever set eyes on the Admiralties was either the Portuguese, Jorge de Meneses in 1527 or the Spaniard, Alvaro de Sasvedra, in 1528.
Ethnically, the Admiralty islanders may be divided into two distinct groups - those of the Micronesian stock who inhabit the Western Islands (Aua, Wuvulu and the Ninigo Group) and the remaining majority who are of the Melanesian stock.
www.pngbuai.com /100philosophy/paliau-movement/default.htm   (4907 words)

The secretary of the admiralty shall deliver to the captains of the said vessels, a copy of the said declarations and certificates, to be presented by them at their arrival in the said islands; for this purpose there shall be paid to him, as a full fee, the sum of
The officers of the admiralty shall have no claims whatever to any fees for assistance and time, on account of said declarations, which shall only be subject to the secretary's fees.
There shall be kept, at the secretary's office of the admiralty of the colonies, a particular register, numbered and marked by the judge of the admiralty, and at the office of the
lcweb2.loc.gov /rbc/bdsdcc/100/182-1.sgm.old   (1660 words)

 Major Campaigns in World War 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At the same time, the Army moved hospitals, field depots, and other support units into the Admiralties and prepared to use the islands as a staging area for the eventual invasion of the Philippines.
With the Admiralties captured, the Allies entered the final phase of the Bismarck Archipelago Campaign.
The Admiralties, with Seeadler Harbour, provided the Allies with a superb logistical base and an extremely important naval facility from which to pursue operations against the enemy.
www.world-war-2-history.com /campaigns-page/21/10   (621 words)

 USS Severn IV
At Manus, on 3 October, she commenced watering amphibious craft of the 7th Fleet preparing for the Leyte invasion; and, on the 13th, got under way for Hollandia, whence she sailed for Leyte Gulf on the 18th.
From Leyte, she proceeded back to the Admiralties; and, on 14 February, got under way for the Western Carolines.
In May, with the arrival of Ataban (AW-4) at Ulithi, she commenced roughly triangular operations which took her from the Carolines to the Admiralties to the Marianas and back to the Carolines-taking on potable water at Manus and Guam and discharging it into water carriers and small craft at Saipan and Ulithi.
www.multied.com /navy/oiler/severnIV.html   (981 words)

 The Admiralties:Conclusion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the Admiralties invasion, fire from destroyers kept the enemy under cover during the landing and our artillery gave the troopers an enormous advantage against an enemy who possessed only two 75-mm mountain guns and one 70-mm howitzer.
From the new base in the Admiralties, Allied air and naval forces could now launch surprise attacks on the Dutch New Guinea coast and could threaten essential enemy sea lanes within a 1,500-mile radius including the Marianas, the east coast of Mindanao, and the southern limits of the Celebes Sea.
Finally, with the neutralization of enemy positions flanking the Admiralties, these islands could become the largest staging area for the Philippines invasion.
www.army.mil /cmh/books/wwii/admiralties/admiralties-conclusion.htm   (356 words)

 ships history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In April, en route to the Admiralties Islands, she rescued a survivor from a US aircraft that had crashed in the sea.
The Whyalla was built on account of the British Admiralty at the new established Broken Hill Pty Co’s shipyard at Whyalla, in South Australia.
In February 1987 she arrived back at the now disused slipway, where she started her life, to be lifted out of the water on 2 April onto a low-loader and carried 2km inland, to become part of a Maritime museum in the city of Whyalla.
vader.nw.com.au /~stella/history.htm   (1659 words)

 Drayton II dd 366
She screened high-speed transports from Buna Roads to the invasion of Saidor 2 January, and aside from a brief voyage to Sydney to replenish, remained on patrol and escort duty for the occupation of the Bismarck Archipelago.
Drayton carried troops for the invasion of Los Negros Island in the Admiralties.
She returned with reinforcement troops from Milne Bay 4 March and began operating as headquarters for the Landing Craft Control Officer for the Admiralties.
www.multied.com /Navy/destroyer/DraytonIIdd366.html   (969 words)

 Bataviawerf * National Centre for Maritime History
Seven Provinces, since the Dutch Republic in the 17th century consisted of seven rather independant lands) was originally built in 1664-'65 for the Admiralty of the Meuse in Rotterdam, by Master Shipbuilder Salomon Jansz van den Tempel.
The ship participated in all major naval combat between 1666 and 1692, like the Twoday's and Fourday's battles at North Foreland (1666); the Raids on Chatham and Harwich (1667), the Battles of Solebay, Schooneveld and Kijkduin (1672/1673) and, finally, the Battle of la Hougue (1692).
The ship is being built by a group of young people, within a training programme and will probably be finished around 2015.
www.bataviawerf.nl /en/7provincien.html   (243 words)

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On 4 October, she commenced her shakedown and soon loaded general cargo and dry provisions before she sailed for the Admiralties on 26 October.
Despite the lack of barges and experienced stevedores, VENUS succeeded in unloading all equipment and supplies earmarked for the hospital unit before she joined a southbound convoy on 8 April, got underway for the Admiralties, and arrived at Manus one week later.
She then pressed southward for the Admiralties and loaded 1,500 tons of bombs for transport to Bougainville in the Solomons.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/auxil/ak135.txt   (1233 words)

 HyperWar: U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II: Bismarcks
Third, and perhaps most important from a tactical standpoint, was the seizure of the Admiralty Islands, located some 350 miles northwest of Rabaul, which would complete the encirclement of the Japanese base and provide the Allies with operational and logistic bases.
The fighting which finally occurred on the night of 3 March proved to be the most critical during the battle for the Admiralties.
The Admiralties: Operations of the 1st Cavalry Division (1945), part of the American Forces in Action series, and Bertram C. Wright, The First Cavalry Division in World War II (1947).
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/USA-C-Bismarcks   (7062 words)

 Trafford Publishing: The Admiralties at War, 1944-1945
The Admiralties at War, 1944-1945 is a history of life and service at the gigantic U.S. Naval Base, Admiralty Islands, South Pacific, which was the main staging area for the U.S. invasion of the Philippines.
Men by the tens of thousands were based in the Admiralties, and the base there, known as Manus, was a place totally removed from western civilization.
Other histories of the Admiralties and other bases do exist, to be sure, but this book is brim-full of first-hand account of Navy life in the islands, in the air and at sea.
www.trafford.com /robots/02-0644.html   (2290 words)

 UH Press Journals: Oceanic Linguistics 34 (1995): 248-251
The languages of the Admiralties are of interest for several reasons.
Among the similarities are: (a) the direct suffixation of possessive pronouns on a larger class of nouns than the typical inalienables such as body parts, kin terms, and spatial relationships (43–50); and (b) a fairly elaborate system of numeral classifiers in which the numeral precedes the classifier (54–66).
This unusual pattern, which Ross (1988:344) reconstructs for Proto–Eastern Admiralty, is found in only one other Austronesian language that I am aware of—Yapese, an Austronesian language in Micronesia that has so far resisted genetic classification.
www.uhpress.hawaii.edu /journals/ol/OL341p248.html   (1284 words)

 USS Manning II
Thence, she sailed for the Solomons 14 August, and until 9 October she made convoy escort runs out of the Solomons to the Russells, the New Hebrides, the Admiralties, and New Guinea.
She arrived Manus 11 October; and, after reporting for duty with the 7th Fleet, sailed the 15th to support the American invasion of the Philippines.
Two days later she sailed in the screen of a convoy bound for the Admiralties.
www.navyhistory.com /DE/manning%20II.html   (976 words)

 The Admiralty Islands Art Poster - 1000IslandsPhotoArt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The group in the foreground is known as "The Admiralties'.
While many of these islands now carry different names, they were originally named after admirals of the British fleet.
The Village of Gananoque can be seen on the Canadian shoreline to the left.
www.1000islandsphotoart.com /artposters/admiraltyislands.html   (159 words)

 USS RATHBURNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By the 23rd the atoll had been occupied and Rathburne moved south, to New Guinea and the Admiralties, to prepare for the invasion of Leyte.
Detached, soon after her arrival, she began messenger and passenger runs between the northern and southern transport areas.
The next day she transited Surigao Strait en route to Kossol Roads, the Admiralties, the Solomons, and New Caledonia.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~lynn5/dd113.html   (1391 words)

 USS Nassau (CVE-16)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The next four months she performed missions from San Diego to Pearl Harbor Admiralties and the New Hebrides Islands.
Nassau 's mission was to operate out of Admiralties with other escort carriers to provide aircraft and pilots for the attack carriers Task Force 38.
Steaming in company with oiler groups which refueled the ships of Task Force at sea Nassau made three cruises into the western She returned to the Admiralties with disabled which were destined for shipment to Pearl or the United States for reconditioning.
www.freeglossary.com /USS_Nassau_(CVE-16)   (1220 words)

 Halligan dd 84
Arriving Seeadler Harbor 3 October, she joined a task force forming for the invasion of the Philippines.
She joined the carriers 26 October and steamed to Manus, Admiralties, arriving 1 November.
Two days later she sailed for Leyte, and she Finished the year screening for escort carriers between Leyte and the Admiralties.
www.multied.com /Navy/destroyer/Halligandd84.html   (1190 words)

 USS Osmus
A week later Osmus was back in the Solomons-New Hebrides area, where she operated as an escort vessel until 10 November.
From the Solomons, Osmus shifted her base of operations to Ulithi and through January, 1945, performed escort assignments between the Western Carolines, Admiralties and Palaus.
In early Fabruary she reported to Commander, Guam Patrol and Eseort Unit and for the remainder of the war escorted ves~sels amongst the Marianas and to Okinawa, and conducted air-sea reSGUe missions and ASW patrols in the Marianas.
www.navyhistory.com /DE/osmus.html   (353 words)

 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- Private Enterprise -- Oct. 23, 1944   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the fighting for Momote airfield in the Admiralty Islands six months ago a U.S. soldier picked up a Jap pistol.
It was promptly resold for $125 to a sailor, who then sold it to a Navy officer for five quarts of whiskey.
By last week the liquor brought into the local market by the chain of pistol sales had pulled down the price of whiskey in the Admiralty Islands to $45 a bottle.
www.time.com /time/archive/printout/0,23657,932455,00.html   (216 words)

 Chapter 6
Plans for the assault were made and the American occupation of the Admiralties began the last day of February 1944.
The islands of the Admiralty Group were now in American hands after a highlv successful campaign in which the ratio of enemy dead to the American was better than fifteen to one.
The close feeling of comradeship and mutual confidence in each other established in; the Admiralties were to pay dividends later in the Philippines.
www.armyamphibs.com /html/chapter_6.htm   (10105 words)

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