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  Naval history of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The naval history of Japan traces back to early interactions with states on the Asian continent at the beginning of the medieval period, and reached a peak of activity during the 16th and 17th century at a time of cultural exchange with European powers during the Nanban trade period.
The decisive battle of the Genpei War was the 1185 naval engagement of Dan-no-ura between the fleets of the Minamoto and Taira clans.
Naval students were sent to study in Western naval schools for several years, such as the future Admiral Enomoto (who studied in the Netherlands from 1862-1867), starting a tradition of foreign-educated future leaders such Admirals Togo and, later, Yamamoto.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Naval_history_of_Japan   (5415 words)

 NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM FOUNDATION - JOIN US - MUSEUM HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Naval Aviation has also been at the cutting edge of aerospace history: the first successful crossing of the Atlantic by an aircraft, exploration of high altitude flight, exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic and exploration of outer space.
An executive committee was established by the Chief of Naval Operations in March 1964, and at their first meeting, in January 1965, they agreed that the Museum needed to expand to meet the growing demands placed upon it.
Throughout it all, a vision has endured: that the proud history and traditions of Naval Aviation can be preserved for each new generation, and that the honorable men and women who have served our country can continue to offer their strength, zeal and experience to the community.
www.naval-air.org /joinus/museum-history.htm   (2389 words)

In August of that year, the Naval Academy leased the Atlantic House Hotel, which was at the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Pelham Street, just up the street by Touro Park.
In 1882 the Newport Poor House and Farm on the 92-acre Coasters Harbor Island was donated to the Navy by the City of Newport and the State of Rhode Island.
One of the largest commands during this period was the Quonset Point Naval Air Station, located alongside the home of the Seabees, the Naval Base at Davisville.
www.nuwc.navy.mil /hq/history/0002.html   (3371 words)

 NAVAL ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Naval Order through his efforts and guidance, and with the concurrent encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt, became the prime mover in organizing the Navy League of the United States, which was chartered in New York in 1902.
Naval records and artifacts can be found today in many repositories including the National Archives, Federal Records Center, Library of Congress, and the Naval Historical Center, all in Washington, DC in the service academies and graduate schools and in many state historical and maritime museum collections.
The Naval Order has elected to place its own records, including all original copes of Applications for Membership with their detailed narrative of eligibility, in the custody of the US Naval Institute at Annapolis, Maryland.
www.navalorder.org /about.htm   (1237 words)

 The Sea Story as Naval History
While material derived from oral history may have flaws due to the frailties of the human mind and the occasional deception, a historian who carefully weighs the material derived from oral-history interviews can add much to a historical narrative.
Although military and naval commanders are required to maintain files electronically, today's floppy disks may well follow the path of vinyl record albums in 50 years.
The Naval Historical Foundation used the topical approach in one of the first significant efforts to record the recollections of Navy personnel for historical purposes.
www.navyleague.org /seapower/sea_story_as_naval_history.htm   (2430 words)

 TheHistoryNet | World War II | Battle of Cape Matapan: World War II Italian Naval Massacre
In fact, Operation Gaudo, a plan to sweep the Royal Navy from the waters surrounding Crete, was intended to demonstrate, after a number of one-sided encounters, that the Italians were still a force to be reckoned with.
The plan called for a strong naval force to patrol the area north and south of Crete, sinking any British convoys or escort warships it might encounter.
At their urging, and because of the general feeling at Supermarina (Italian naval headquarters) that an attempt should be made to re-establish the dynamics of conflict in the area, Operation Gaudo was born.
www.historynet.com /magazines/world_war_2/3029406.html   (1471 words)

Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, editors.
Stewart, Robert A. The History of Virginia's Navy of the Revolution.
Papers entitled "Naval Policy of the Continental Congress" and "Defeat at Sea: The Impact of American Naval Operations on Britain, 1775-1778," together with comments on the papers presented at the 1976 meeting of the Organization of American Historians.
www.hmsrichmond.org /biblio.htm   (3228 words)

 Naval Aviation history and the Fleet Air Arm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The history of naval aviation and for the air forces for each Commonwealth country also includes a wealth of history and heritage information common to the Briritsh heritage of naval aviation and are well worth reviewing.
Navy history timeline and the Highlights of NZ Aviation in the
The Museum is dedicated to preservation of the history of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and honoring those airmen who trained and served, and especially those who died while serving their country in the conflict of 1939 - 1945.
www.fleetairarmarchive.net /History/Index.htm   (3657 words)

 Naval Aviation History Office/Branch
The Naval Aviation History Office was established in January 1942.
The general public should submit their requests in writing to Naval Historical Center, Naval Aviation History Branch, 805 Kidder Breese SE, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Processing time for reference requests is 4 to 8 weeks.
The office is open to the public weekdays, except Wednesdays, and researchers are welcome to visit the office to conduct their research.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/nhcorg4.htm   (347 words)

By 1927, the Naval Training Station, whose primary mission was to operate 12 service schools and train new recruits, had been reduced considerably from its wartime status, training only 560 recruits at a command with triple that capacity.
From a manpower viewpoint, Naval Air Station grew from an average of 2,076 officers and enlisted in December 1940 to 16,656 active duty in December 1943.
The Naval Air Station also responded to national times of stress, such as Operation Sincere Welcome in 1994, when 2,000 civilian workers, dependents, and non-essential military personnel were evacuated to Norfolk from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
www.navstanorva.navy.mil /history.htm   (4745 words)

 Navy History - Naval Historical Foundation - Navy History Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He is knowledgeable on a broad range of naval history topics with special interests in the age of sail, Civil War history and the raising of portions of USS Monitor.
Presently CDR Struble is assisting Dr. Robert Schneller in the preparation of the Secret History of OEF, and is a regular speaker to Navy Leagues and Naval Academy Alumni chapters around the country on the Navy’s role in the conflict.
He is familiar with the history of the Russian Navy and wrote several studies on the rise of the Soviet Navy.
www.navyhistory.org /programs_speakers.html   (6503 words)

 Naval Historical Center Main Page
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.
The Center prepares and publishes reference, documentary, analytical, and narrative works on the history of the United States Navy.
The next Naval Seminars (at 12:00 noon) is Major Shawn Callahan, USMC lecturing on "Air Power and the Battle for Khe Sanh" on October 18.
www.history.navy.mil   (263 words)

 Amazon.ca: Jane's Naval History of WWII: Books: Bernard Ireland,Bernard Areland,Tony Gibbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In Jane’s Naval History of World War II, he covers all the different types of warship that fought from the Atlantic and Arctic to the Pacific Ocean.
His own career in naval engineering enables him to reveal all sorts of hidden details that make Jane’s Naval History of World War II a radical new contribution to 20th century history.
Although this is not an in-depth analysis or presentation of naval history, it does in my opinion delve into areas that are not in the mainstream of typical historical overviews, for which I am personally grateful.
www.amazon.ca /Janes-Naval-History-Bernard-Ireland/dp/0004721438   (731 words)

 Naval History - Appendix
A History of All the Engagements by Sea and Land that happened in America and Europe and the East and West Indies during the American Revolution.
Naval Records of the American Revolution [Calendar], prepared from the Originals in the Library of Congress by Charles Henry Lincoln.
With the name of each vessel are given the state where owned, the rig, the number of guns and of men, the amount of the bond furnished, and the names of the commander, the bonders, and the owners.
www.americanrevolution.org /navapp.html   (3867 words)

 Naval History/USS Portland CA-33
Racing seaward, she was the first naval vessel at the scene of the disaster, and the task of search and rescue coordination was thus hers.
Two weeks later she participated in the Naval Battle of Guadaleanal (12-15 November) which resulted in heavy damage to both forces but broke up the determined Japanese effort to disrupt the landing of 6,000 American troops on Guadaleanal, to bombard Henderson Field, and to land reinforcements.
She reported 11 March 1946 to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for inaetivatiOn and assignment to the Reserve Fleet.
www.navyhistory.com /cruiser/portland.html   (1277 words)

 Naval History in Rhode Island
History, by definition, is a work in progress.
NUWC gratefully acknowledges the assistance provided by the U.S. Naval War College Museum in compiling much of the information and graphic images included on these pages.
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)

In 1904 a naval radio station transmitted the first radio time signals ever; they were derived from a U.S. Naval Observatory clock.
The U.S. Naval Observatory continues to be the leading authority in the United States for astronomical and timing data required for such purposes as navigation at sea, on land, and in space, as well as for civil affairs and legal matters.
In addition, the U.S. Naval Observatory conducts the research necessary to improve both the accuracy and the methods of determining and providing astronomical and timing data.
tycho.usno.navy.mil /history.html   (962 words)

 California's early Naval and Military Aviation History
The California Center for Military History invites you to explore California's unique role in Naval Aviation History as we document California's naval and military aviation heritage.
Unless otherwise indicated, all information on this system is considered as limited educational information for use by students, educators and schools who may distribute or copy for such purposes.
Relive one of California's most significant historical events in aviation history as we document the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet and some of its famous aviators.
www.navalaviationhistory.com   (179 words)

 cyberLibrary - Naval history
Guide to researching maritime history online, with links to websites providing information and advice about conducting research, and other links to subject-related maritime websites.
Index of naval saying and expressions still in use, with their original and present-day meanings.
History of the Royal Navy pages from the official Royal Navy website, including Historical Periods, Naval Leaders, Ships, Battles, Timeline and Museums.
www.plymouth.gov.uk /clnavalhistory   (656 words)

 Maritime History and Naval Heritage Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
An alphabetical, anecdotal history of the sailing warships of the Royal Navy from approx.
This library of naval studies, both historic and current, is one of the few in the UK which is open to the general public.
The Naval Rendezvous of 1893 by Joseph Mosier
www.cronab.demon.co.uk /marit.htm   (2313 words)

 Royal Naval History - Royal Navy
Due to the vastness of the navy's history we have divided subjects into sections to present more clearly.
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy is the definitive one-volume history of the Royal Navy.
In 1914 the Royal Navy was the largest in the world, as the 'two power standard' meant that it had to be equal to the combined strength of any two other fleets.
www.royal-navy.org   (392 words)

 Moïse's Bibliography: The Naval War
Admiral Zumwalt was Chief of Naval Operations from 1970 to 1974.
History of VN Marine Brigade, date marked in by hand 5-16-63.
Please note that U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam, was a command in and for South Vietnam; it did not control naval operations against North Vietnam, or even the aircraft carriers off the coast conducting air strikes against targets in South Vietnam.
www.clemson.edu /caah/history/facultypages/EdMoise/naval.html   (2990 words)

 Naval Square History
In the early 19th century, the Naval Home property, a National Historic Landmark, served as the first home of the U.S. Naval Academy and as the nation’s first retirement home for sailors and marines.
The building was designed in 1826 by William Strickland, one of the most influential architects in American history.
The original setting of the parade ground in front of Biddle Hall, and the flanking Governor’s and Surgeon General’s residences will be preserved, and provide an ideal place to walk and meet neighbors.
www.navalsquare.com /history.shtml   (85 words)

 Haze Gray & Underway - Naval History and Photography
Naval History Information Center - a comprehensive source for naval history information.
The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships - histories of over 7000 US Navy vessels.
Shipbuilding - explore the history of the US shipbuilding industry, with a focus on the Quincy Fore River Shipyard.
www.hazegray.org   (215 words)

 The Mother of All Maritime Links: Page 22 of 47   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The History of Military Naval Technologies (Focuses on the German navy and the evolution of naval technology from the beginning of the century to the end of WW II)
A History of Sailing Cutters (As employed during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries by smugglers, the revenue authorities, the navy, and as yachts)
The International Naval Research Organization (INRO, a "non-profit corporation dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships")
www.boat-links.com /linklists/boatlink-22.html   (2262 words)

 Naval History
With our planet being roughly 2/3 water, it's not really surprising that much of our history is connected to maritime achievements and events.
Over time I hope to provide at the least a broad overview of some of the more prominent elements of maritime history.
The holidays are almost upon us; if you are inclined, now is the time to start laying in the gifts for those navally inclined individuals on your list.
navalhistory.buccaneersoft.com   (344 words)

 The History of Naval Design
This period found naval designers in something of a quandary, as they tried to combine iron hulls, sails, steam power, turrets and so on, at a time of rapid increases in gunpower, and thus the thickness of armour.
In 1902, a 20-year treaty was signed with Japan, allowing the recall of many naval units, and their concentration in home waters and the Mediterranean.
In the Interwar period, both Americans and Japanese had devoted their attention to the issue of naval flying, and the role it was to play.
www.gwpda.org /naval/scnavdes.htm   (3697 words)

 California Military History: California Naval History
Naval History of California During the Civil War
Toward a Citizen Sailor:The History of the Naval Militia Movement, 1888-1898
Lieutenant Commander Morgan Adams: First Officer of the Naval Militia to be Placed in Command of a Vessel of the Navy.
www.militarymuseum.org /HistoryNaval.html   (277 words)

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