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  ipedia.com: United States Navy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The United States Constitution, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigatess; one of the original six, the USS Constitution, familiarly known as "Old Ironsides", survives to this day.
The Navy saw relatively little action during World War I, but the primary goal of the attack on Pearl Harbor was to cripple the Navy in the Pacific Ocean.
The naval jack of the United States is a blue field with 50 white stars, identical to the canton of the ensign, both in appearance and size.
www.ipedia.com /united_states_navy.html   (2842 words)

  
 United States Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United States Navy (also known as USN or the U.S. Navy) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations.
The Navy was a major participant in the Vietnam War, blockaded Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and through the use of ballistic missile submarines, became an important aspect of the United States' nuclear strategic deterrence policy.
United States naval aviation fully came of age in World War II, when it became clear following the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and the Battle of Midway that aircraft carriers and the planes that they carried had replaced the battleship as the greatest weapon on the seas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Navy   (9053 words)

  
 **************** History of the United States Navy ***************
This brief history of the United States Navy is presented by, and from the perspective of, the United States Navy Veterans Association.
By 1807 there existed in the United States a clear political consensus supporting a naval establishment, but the primary, and limited, theme of that Navy was still the protection of U.S. maritime commerce, and not the projection of American power, or even the protection of vital national interests.
The Navy's first airfield was built at Annapolis in 1911, and the first naval air station was established at Pensacola in 1916, but it was not really until the late 1930s, after the threat of Hitler's and Japan's militarism became apparent, that the U.S. began to re-arm.
navyvets.tripod.com /id50.html   (4255 words)

  
 The Ultimate United States Navy - American History Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations.
The United States Constitution, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates; one of the original six, USS Constitution, familiarly known as "Old Ironsides," survives to this day.
The Navy is administered by the Department of the Navy, led by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV).
www.historymania.com /american_history/USN   (3372 words)

  
 United States Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The United States Navy is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations.
The Continental Navy was established by the Continental Congress on October 13 1775 who authorized the procurement fitting out and dispatch of two armed vessels to in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America.
During the American Civil War the Navy was an innovator in use of ironclad warships but after the war slipped into A modernization program beginning in the 1880s brought the US into the first of the world's navies by the beginning the 20th century.
www.freeglossary.com /United_States_Navy   (2961 words)

  
 History of the United States Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Navy actually predates the United States itself; in 1775 the Continental Congress passed a resolution urging the individual colonies to build and equip fleets, followed on August 26 by a resolution from Rhode Island that there be a single Continental fleet.
All the world's oceans are dominated by the United States Navy, and United States naval power, as evinced by its 13 aircraft supercarriers and their supporting battle groups, is a guarantor of freedom of the seas.
During the 1990s, the United States naval strategy was based on the overall military strategy of the United States which emphasized the ability of the United States to engage in two simultaneous limited wars along separate fronts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_United_States_Navy   (3378 words)

  
 Navy Museum
Through its exhibits, the Museum chronicles the history of the United States Navy from the Revolution to the present.
The Navy Museum presents over 225 years of naval and maritime history, tracing wars, battles, and crises from the American Revolution through the Vietnam War.
The Navy Museum sponsors evening events throughout the year including lectures, slide presentations, book-signings, and concerts performed by the United States Navy Band and traditional maritime musicians.
www.ndw.navy.mil /NavyYard/navy_museum.html   (511 words)

  
 Book Review
To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1998.
This is a long narrative history which will probably be used by most people as a reference book, although, despite its forbidding length and dense type, it is surprisingly readable.
Haworth covers the story from the origins of the navy in the Continental Congress to the present, covering political, policy, and combat topics, but with a focus on naval strategy.
www.sandiegohistory.org /journal/2000-1/navy.htm   (169 words)

  
 ***************** United States Navy Seabees
That is, they provide strong leverage well out of proportion to their size and logistics requirements, to help make regular formations on the battlefield also be effective out of proportion to their actual size, equipment, and adequacy of re-supply.
Every Special Forces unit member is trained not only in combat skills, but also in improvisation, unconventional thinking, and initiative outside the box, to a very intensive degree.
The membership of the United States Navy Veterans Association is composed of, exclusively, American citizens and residents.
www.navyvets.org /id80.html   (1145 words)

  
 Moïse's Bibliography: Navy Publications
Edward J. Marolda and G. Wesley Pryce, III, A Short History of the United States Navy and the Southeast Asian Conflict, 1950-1975.
I was not impressed by the portion of this I have read; note in particular the way it gives the impression that the French may have been close to defeating the Viet Minh on the battlefield and winning the First Indochina War when the Geneva Conference of 1954 came along and spoiled everything.
Edward J. Marolda and Oscar Fitzgerald, The United States Navy and the Vietnam Conflict, vol.
www.clemson.edu /caah/history/facultypages/EdMoise/navy.html   (1279 words)

  
 HyperWar: U.S. Navy in World War II
HyperWar: U.S. Navy in World War II Including the United States Coast Guard, which operates as part of the Navy during wartime.
United States Government Manual, 1945 for the organization of the Navy Department.
A Department of the Navy reference publication which describes the naming of decks and divisions and the numbering of frames and compartments, as well as providing a glossary of terms and a list of abbreviations used on blueprints.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN   (974 words)

  
 ************** United States Navy Seals ***********
The Scouts and Raiders mission was to identify and reconnoiter the objective beach, maintain a position on the designated beach prior to a landing and guide the assault waves to the landing beach.
The unit, renamed 7th Amphibious Scouts, received a new mission, to go ashore with the assault boats, buoy channels, erect markers for the incoming craft, handle casualties, take offshore soundings, blow up beach obstacles and maintain voice communications linking the troops ashore, incoming boats and nearby ships.
In September of 1942, 17 Navy salvage personnel arrived at ATB Little Creek, VA for a one-week concentrated course on demolitions, explosive cable cutting and commando raiding techniques.
www.navyvets.org /id95.html   (2649 words)

  
 Naval History in Rhode Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
History, by definition, is a work in progress.
To see an historical overview of the history of the United States Navy in Rhode Island, select this link.
Naval Station Newport has also compiled a brief history of the Navy in Rhode Island - select this link to view their page.
www.nuwc.navy.mil /hq/history/history.html   (201 words)

  
 United States Navy
USS Braine was later decommissioned and sold to the Argentine Republic Navy in 1971.
On 19 Nov 1986, she was used as target practice by the Argentine Navy and sunk by an Exorcet missile, in the area 38deg 57min S Lat/57 deg 57 min W Long.
I firmly believe, it is the pride, love, and support that our Nation holds for our men and women in uniform, that makes the Armed Services of the United States what it is today, for without it, there would be nothing worth dying for.
www.wheelmeon.org /navy.html   (1053 words)

  
 Naval Historical Center Main Page
Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900
As the official history program of the United States Navy, the Naval Historical Center manages the Navy Department Library, twelve Navy museums, art collections, archives, and an underwater archaeology program.
Read about plans to expand the National Museum of the United States Navy with a gallery to be titled the U.S. Navy in the Cold War: Korea, Vietnam and the Soviet Confrontation.
www.history.navy.mil   (280 words)

  
 United States Navy Veterans Association
It is the manifest destiny of the United States to proclaim those truths, that shining city, that light unto the world.
What is more important is the spirit of the Treaty, and that spirit, regardless whether a given country state is a signatory or not, is that if the world has a bunch of small states with half-crazed governments turning out nuclear weapons, the world itself is in clear and present danger.
But if requests for international cooperation are not successful, and the national security of the United States is at stake, then we as a people should be resolved, despite the loss of lives, to act in our own self defense without asking anybody's permission first, or listening to their Monday morning quarterbacking after the fact.
navyvets.tripod.com   (3711 words)

  
 The US Navy
USS BOXER, At sea (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Mike Mullen and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr.
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced the 2007 “Calendar for America” Dec. 22, setting forth the official schedule of Navy Weeks in cities across America in the coming year.
Their stops in the Persian Gulf included the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), before continuing on to the Wasp-class amphibious assault...
www.navy.mil   (338 words)

  
 Holdings - United States Navy
For example, "Arctic" might not contain titles that have been, perhaps arbitrarily, classified as biography, design, discovery, whaling, etc. "Navy" generally does not contain titles that are specific to the Royal Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy (Dept of National Defense), or the Navy during the American Civil War.
Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC Naval Documents of the American Revolution: Vol 2
Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC Naval Documents of the American Revolution:Vol 8
www.aandc.org /holdings/navy_usn.html   (688 words)

  
 Explore DC: United States Navy Memorial
Like the sea it represents, the United States Navy Memorial is broad and vast.
Located at Seventh and Pennsylvania Avenues, the 53, 879 square-foot Memorial features fountains and plaques celebrating the various branches of the naval services as well as memorable people and events in US naval history.
A single statue, dubbed "the Lone Sailor," represents all those who serve or have served in America's marine services.
www.exploredc.org /index.php?id=176   (136 words)

  
 United States Navy Unit History Exhibit
This Exhibit will include original and linked to items containing the history, long or short detailed or not, of various military units of the Navy, Naval Reserve, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines of the United States.
USS Arlington AGMR-2, Unit History, history as Saipan and Arlington, Cold War, Vietnam
USS Saipan CVL 48, Unit History, history as Saipan and Arlington, Cold War, Vietnam
members.aol.com /famjustin/usnunit.html   (657 words)

  
 United States History
Poverty in the United States: 1996 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Oral History and Folklore of the Miami Valley, Ohio (Miami University)
Darrell Reeck, "The Spirit of the Amistad in the United Methodist Church,"
www.tntech.edu /history/usa.html   (7499 words)

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