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  Battle of the Philippine Sea
The Battle of the Philippine Sea was a World War II contest between the US Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy that took place on June 19th and 20th, 1944, off the Marianas Islandss.
The main portions of the fleet, consisting of six carriers and several battleships, rendezvoused on 16th in the western part of the Philippine Sea, and completed refuelling on 17th.
Despite this 80 of the returning aircraft were lost, some crashing on flight decks, the majority going into the sea.
www.battle-fleet.com /pw/his/philippine.htm   (1930 words)

  U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Philippine Sea (CV 47)
Operating again from her base at Quonset Point, Philippine Sea was employed during the winter of 1950 in qualifying carrier pilots and, for part of February and most of March, took part in extensive fleet exercises in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
Philippine Sea returned from her operations in Korean waters and the western Pacific to arrive at San Francisco, 9 June 1951.
Philippine Sea was ordered into the area as part of a search mission with the hope that the remaining survivors might be found.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv47-philippinesea/cv47-philippinesea.html   (1705 words)

  Philippine Sea Summary
The Philippine Sea is a section of the western Pacific Ocean, located to the east and north of the Philippines.
The Philippine Sea is a part of the western Pacific Ocean bordered by the Philippines and Taiwan to the west, Japan to the north, the Marianas to the east and Palau to the south.
The Philippine Plate forms the floor of this sea and it subducts under the Eurasian Plate which formed the Philippine archipelago.
www.bookrags.com /Philippine_Sea   (302 words)

 Philippine Sea
The Philippine Sea is a section of the western North Pacific Ocean, lying east and north of the Philippines.
The oceanography of the Philippine Sea is dominated by the North Equatorial Current, which hits the Philippine coast from the east.
Sea turtles, sharks, moray eels, octopuses and sea snakes along with numerous species of fish such as tuna can commonly be observed.
www.lighthouse-foundation.org /index.php?id=140&L=1   (772 words)

 WOW Philippines :: Discover Philippines :: About the Philippines :: History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The largest Philippine wild animal, the tamaraw, is a species of the buffalo that is similar to the carabao.
Philippine Airlines took to the skies on March 15, 1941, using a Beech Model 18 aircraft amid the specter of a global war.
In 1916, in the Philippines, an offensive style of passing the ball in a high trajectory to be struck by another player (the set and spike) were introduced.
www.tourism.gov.ph /discover/trivia.asp   (3286 words)

 Philippine Sea
With the outbreak of war in Korea, Philippine Sea was ordered to Pearl Harbor, She sailed for Hawaiian waters on 5 July with Air Group II embarked.
Philippine Sea returned from her operations in Korean waters and the western Pacific to arrive at San Francisco 9 June 1951.
Philippine Sea was ordered into the area as part of a search mission with the hope that the remaining survivors might be found.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/p6/philippine_sea.htm   (1340 words)

 USS Philippine Sea (CG 58)
The USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) was commissioned in March 1989 and is homeported in Mayport, Florida.
PHILIPPINE SEA deployed with the ENTERPRISE Battle Group in the summer of 1996, to the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas supporting UN operations in the former Yugoslavia and conducting multi-national exercises with seven other countries as part of NATO's Partnership For Peace program.
PHILIPPINE SEA coordinated precision maneuvers during the exercise to ensure each firing ship was positioned for their missile events, while stationing other ships nearby to gather data that was to be used to analyze and improve NATO and U.S. missile systems and tactics.
www.navysite.de /cg/cg58.html   (1115 words)

 USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) history
Philippine Sea made port calls in Spain, Turkey, Greece and Italy, and returned from deployment at the end of June 1994.
From March 9-11, 2001, Philippine Sea was on alert as part of Unified Warrior, a complex series of missile firing exercises off the coast of Puerto Rico.
Most notable was Philippine Sea’s simultaneous takedown of two dhows carrying more than two tons of illegal drugs with possible terrorist ties.
www.uscarriers.net /cg58history.htm   (1334 words)

 1944: PHILIPPINE SEA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19-20 June 1944, was the last of the major carrier aircraft battles of the Pacific War, a series of battles that started in the Coral Sea in 1942.
It is sometimes called the "First" Battle of the Philippine Sea since the Battle for Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is sometimes called the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea.
After the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the surface fleet Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944, the American drive to recapture the Philippines and tighten the ring on the Japanese home islands could not be seriously challenged by the Japanese Imperial Navy, leaving their ground forces to fight with little support.
www.olive-drab.com /od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944philippsea.php   (1209 words)

 CV-47 USS Philippine Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On 24 May, Philippine Sea sailed from Norfolk, Va., passed through the Panama Canal, and arrived at her new homeport of San Diego, Calif., to become a welcome addition to the Pactfic Fleet.
With the outbreak of war in Korea, Philippine Sea was ordered to Pearl Harbor, She sailed for Hawaiian waters on 5 July with Air Group 11 embarked.
Philippine Sea returned from her operations in Korean waters and the western Pactfie to arrive at San Francisco 9 June 1951.
www.multied.com /1812/Ghent.htmlhttp://www.multied.com/navy/cv47.html   (1322 words)

The Philippines is endowed with an exotic marine ecosystem that is comparable to the most renowned in the world.
Four main locations in the Philippines that are highly recommended for diving and underwater photography include Batangas, Mindoro Island, Cebu Island and the Sulu Archipelago.
Besides the spectacular coral scenery, there are splendid migrations of large fish such as tuna, barracuda, jacks, sharks, and mantas, as well as sea animals such as sea turtles.
www.apogeephoto.com /mag5-6/mag5-6philippinesea.shtml   (993 words)

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During the summer, Philippine Sea was engaged in developing doctrine for carrier control approach landings, the sea going equivalent of GCA.
Operating again from her base at Quonset Point, Philippine Sea was employed during the winter of 1950 in qualifying carrier pilots and, for part of February and most of March, took part in extensive fleet exercises in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
Philippine Sea was ordered into the area as part of a sea rch mission with the hope that the remaining survivors might be found.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/carriers/cv47.htm   (1357 words)

 Philippine Information
The Philippine Archipelago is located above the equator in Southeast Asia, between latitude 4 degrees 23" and 21 degrees 25" north and longitude 116 degrees and 127 degrees east.
The Philippines is a rugged land of mountains, plains, rivers, valleys, waterfalls and volcanoes.
The Philippines has three distinct seasons: warm and humid from March to May, wet from June to October, and cool and dry from November to February.
www.marsman-tours.com.ph /philinfo.htm   (807 words)

 MayportMirror.com: USS Philippine Sea, HSL-42 Detachment Return To Mayport 12/14/06
USS Philippine Sea returned Dec. 8 from a six-month deployment to the Northern Arabian Gulf in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Philippine Sea, along with pilots and airmen of HSL-42, Detachment Eight, deployed June 6 along with the IWO JIMA Expeditionary Strike Group.
Philippine Sea's embarked helicopters flew over 700 hours in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with a majority of those occurring at night.
www.mayportmirror.com /stories/121406/may_ussphilippinesea001.shtml   (916 words)

 Philippine sea tragedies
He says: "The Philippines is unique in Asia because of the pervasive influence by Spain from Magellan's visit in 1521, to 1899 when Admiral Dewey took Manila for the U.S. (my grandfather was among the troops), and kept it as part of the U.S. commonwealth through 1946.
Of course this affinity between the United States and the Philippines is an irritant to nationalists and an embarrassment to Americans.
When the US began military operations in the Philippines, many though this was risky at a time when the fight in Afghanistan was at its height.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Phillipines/phillipines_1seatragedies52202.html   (740 words)

 SignOnSanDiego World -- Four Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from the USS Philippine Sea
ABOARD THE USS PHILIPPINE SEA – Four Tomahawk cruise missiles slashed into the night sky Sunday, part of the United States' first military blow in President Bush's war on terrorism.
The USS Philippine Sea is part of the USS Enterprise battle group.
The captain of the USS Philippine Sea, like his superiors on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, decided to allow use of his first name only.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/terror/20011007philippine.html   (713 words)

 History for USS Philippine Sea - CV 47
On 29 January 1947 in the Antarctic region of the South Pacific, Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his party were flown from Philippine Sea to begin polar explorations from Little America.
Philippine Sea sailed into action off Korea as flagship of Task Force 77 in August 1950.
Philippine Sea steamed west on her last 7th Fleet deployment in January 1958.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageHistory/1,13506,200204|200023,00.html   (117 words)

 philippines map and map of philippines information page
Landforms The Philippine islands, positioned on the Ring of Fire, are subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
The Mayon Volcano is the most active in the Philippines, and considered one of the most dangerous on the planet, however, it does not stand alone; in 1991, Mount Pinatubo burst, and proved to be one of the most significant volcanic eruptions in recorded history.
The Philippines (especially the eastern coasts of Luzon and Samar) are subject to typhoons (July - October), and on average, 5 may cause significant destruction.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/ph.htm   (1018 words)

 Country Singer Jett Williams Visits USS Philippine Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USS PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- A typical underway period for Sailors aboard a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser normally consists of general quarters drills, damage control exercises, man-overboard drills, fire control exercises and occasionally, some off-duty time to take care of personal business and relax.
On the second night at sea with Philippine Sea, Williams upped the ante by asking members of the ship's crew to play with her.
Philippine Sea is part of commander, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Strike Group, commanded by Rear Adm. James Stavridis.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=7631   (765 words)

 OVER SEAS -- The Online Magazine for Sustainable Seas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scattered like tiny specks at the Philippine-Malaysian border some 45 minutes by boat from the coast of Sandakan, Sabah, TIHPA is among the world’s few remaining traditional nesting grounds of the marine turtle and one of only 16 areas in the world where green turtles are known to lay their eggs several times each year.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reports that sea otters are dying off the coast of America and that dolphins, whales, sea lions, sea birds and fish are being contaminated in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
The news that a significant proportion of the world's coral died last year as a result of the highest sea temperatures on record was shocking enough to place it in a tie for first place in a survey done by the Environmental News Network (ENN).
www.oneocean.org /overseas/jan99/coastal_alert.html   (2415 words)

 ::The Battle of the Philippine Sea::
The Battle of the Philippine Sea took place between June 19th and June 20th, 1944.
Such was the improvement in communications since the Battle of Coral Sea in 1942, that each battle group could operate on its own very effectively but could support any other one (or fight as a complete unit) when required to do so.
The Battle of the Philippine Sea was an overwhelming victory for the Americans.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /battle_of_the_philippine_sea.htm   (2364 words)

 Sea Shell Jewelry - Seashell Accessories, Sea Shells Components, Philippine Seashells Product Wholesaler.
These beautiful sea shell jewels called raw shells come in different sizes, shape and color in which are processed, polished and made into different kinds of shell components, shell jewelry, shell decor and shell tiles.
Sea Shell Products - Philippine shell products that are combined with other natural components like coco, wood, resin, seeds, raffia, stone and etc to make beautiful unique products like necklace, bracelet, anklet, earrings, pendant, brooches and button.
Sea Shell Jewelry - Body Jewelry that are made of natural materials such as sea shell, coco, wood, seeds and etc. These materials are processed and made into components like heishi, pukalet, beads in different size and color.
www.jumbonet.com /sea_shell_jewelry.html   (377 words)

 HSL-60 “Jaguars” Support Maritime Security Operations
Philippine Sea and HSL-60 are participating in joint exercise Nautical Union conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) training, air defense, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea (RAS) and command and control.
Four of the six pilots currently aboard Philippine Sea are Reservists, and HSL-60 is one of only four Reserve squadrons to operate the twin engine Seahawk also used in search and rescue, drug interdiction and special operations.
The squadron and Philippine Sea are working closely with Commander, Task Force 150 in a multi-ship coalition performing MSO.
www.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=19365   (504 words)

 The Battle of the Philippine Sea June 18 - 20, 1944 - World War II Multimedia Database
The Battle of the Philippine Sea in the Marianas in June 1944 was marked by the destruction of huge numbers of Japanese aircraft with low losses to the United States Navy.
The coming fight for the Philippines would depend on the battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy in a war that was defined by airpower.
Battle of the Philippine Sea: Operation A-Go Operation A-Go was meant to trap the U.S. Fifth Fleet in the Marianas.
www.worldwar2database.com /html/marianas.htm   (719 words)

 First Battle of the Phillipine Sea, 18 - 20 June 1944   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The A-Go Plan was based on the assumption that when the great battle came about the American fleet would be carrying out an offensive in the Central Pacific and that the Japanese would therefore have the advantage of numerous island airbases within range of the scene of battle.
Their main groupings made rendezvous on June 16 in the western part of the Philippine Sea and completed refuelling on June 17.
This was luck for Cavalla, commanded by Hermann Kossler, whose periscope had pierced the surface of the Philippine Sea at 1152.
www.ussessexcv9.org /Bravepages/philsea.html   (3908 words)

 Philippine Sea Crew Honors New York Fire Department US Navy Press Releases - Find Articles
The fire department has a special tie to Philippine Sea due to the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.
When Meara later learned Philippine Sea would be launching one of the first Tomahawk cruise missiles into Afghanistan, he arranged with his division to be the one who "pushed the button." As the missile shot into the night, Meara said out loud, "This one's for Ritchie."
During a speech to gathered friends, family members and Philippine Sea Sailors, Meara said a picture of a New York firefighter passing the American flag to a Soldier summed up how he felt when they launched the attack against Al Qaeda.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_pnav/is_200305/ai_3992243633   (573 words)

 The USS Princeton Joins The Philippine Sea.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One year prior to the radar-visual UFO sighting by the aircraft carrier Philippine Sea, the ship was involved in a double radar UFO sighting with the carrier USS Princeton off the east coast of Korea.
The same targets were held by both the USS Princeton and USS Philippine Sea on their SX radars.
The tracks made by the contact on the radar of the Philippine Sea were the same as those on the USS Princeton.
www.nicap.org /ussprinceton2.htm   (306 words)

 Operation Highjump: USS Philippine Sea
Most covers posted from the USS PHILIPPINE SEA bear the standard 4-bar postmark (figure 1) although the ship's circular cachet was occasionally used to cancel covers (figure 2) where a specific date has been added to the basic design.
Figure 4 places the ship at 177°W, 68°S while figure 5 shows her to be at 175°W, 69°S. printed cachet (found on two sizes of covers, regular and business) noting USS PHILIPPINE SEA'S participation was prepared and apparently made available to the ship's crew.
Philippine Sea is one of two ships serving during OPERATION HIGHJUMP that Crosby managed to place covers aboard before the ships departed the United States.
www.south-pole.com /philippine.htm   (438 words)

 EO Natural Hazards: Haze over the Philippine Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This image of the vog over the Philippine Sea was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on April 20, 2005.
The Philippines is immediately west of the haze, though Mindanao, the southern island of the country, appears to be covered with vog.
To the left of the haze, the sun is reflecting from the smooth surface of the ocean.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=12832   (372 words)

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