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Tutuila underwent shakedown in Hampton Roads from 20 April to 24 May before sailing for the Panama Canal and proceeding via San Diego, Pearl Harbor, and Eniwetok to the South Pacific.
Tutuila arrived at Norfolk on 30 May 1951 and served there until 13 October, when she proceeded to Baltimore for one week before returning to Hampton Roads where she remained from 23 October 1951 to 16 June 1952.
Tutuila proceeded north toward Norfolk but encountered a storm—much like the one weathered in 1945, with 80-knot winds and heavy seas —which caused a three-day delay in her returning to home port.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/t10/tutuila-ii.htm   (2153 words)

 Unasylva - No. 83 - Forestry views of American Samoa
The greatest impact of westernization is on Tutuila, where the largest single employer, by far, is the Government of American Samoa.
Work was concentrated on Tutuila, and included an on-the-ground reconnaissance; aerial photographs of the other islands were also reviewed.
Excluding these critical watersheds, it is estimated that there are about 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of timber forests on Tutuila island; and of this amount, the area of relatively undisturbed forests totals about 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares).
www.fao.org /docrep/52298e/52298e06.htm   (1790 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tutuila, Aunu'u and the Manu'a group are high volcanic islands of non-continental origin.
Suitably flat, developable land on Tutuila is scarce, and the wetlands are often seen as "wasteland", easily converted for private use.
The wetlands of Tutuila and Aunu'u were delineated and mapped in 1991, and total wetland areal gains/losses calculated (Table 1).
www.unep-wcmc.org /sites/wetlands/asm_int.htm   (2375 words)

 CRED Optical Validation Data at the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, 2004 to Support Benthic Habitat Mapping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tutuila is the largest of seven islands in American Samoa at 142.3 sq.
Tutuila is centered at 14.30 degrees N, 169.75 degrees W, has 101.3 km of coastline and an estimated 36.2 sq.
The human population of Tutuila in 1990 was 45,043.
www.coris.noaa.gov /metadata/records/html/cred_toad_tutuila_2004.html   (2044 words)

 History of the USS Tutuila  (ARG-4)
Tutuila proceeded to Morehead City, N.C., where she rendered services before stopping at Norfolk to load cargo and proceed south to support the quarantine line.
Tutuila proceeded north toward Norfolk but encountered a storm (much like the one weathered in 1945, with 80-knot winds and heavy seas) which caused a three-day delay in her returning to home port.
I boarded the USS Tutuila on December 4, 1945 at Taku.
www.mrfa.org /arg4.htm   (2788 words)

The Chiefs of Western Tutuila are (1) the High Chief Tuitele (who holds first rank in Tutuila as a whole), and (2) the Chiefs Satele, Letuli, and Fuimaono are mentioned with him as representing their several divisions.
Unlike Tutuila (and the rest of Samoa also), Manu'a has maintained some semblance of law on matters relating to the violation of martial relationships, acts of violence, thefts, etc., etc. Speaking generally - the natives of Manu'a are a kindly, well-behaved, and peaceable community.
Furthermore, there was a USS naval ship in Tutuila in 1921 as was mentioned in one of the articles about Si'upolu, only child of Tuimanu'a Elisara and wife Vaitupu, when she was transported to Hawaii in 1921 during the Mau uprising, with her Navy Chief husband Arthur J. Ross and their four children.
www.samoanews.com /Manu'aSeries.2004/story5.html   (6693 words)

 Tutuila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tutuila, the mainisland of American Samoa, is situated about 70 km's eastwards of Upolu.
You can visit Tutuila's newly established National Park over the mountains from Pago Pago, and on the Manu'a Islands of Ta'u and Ofu.
The entire bay, located at the southernmost point of Tutuila Island, is a submerged volcanic crater surrounded by steep cliffs.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /samoa/about_destin/tutuila.html   (819 words)

Moored at Lungmenhao lagoon, Tutuila bore a charmed life until 31 July 1941, when Japanese bombs landed close aboard, holing the ship at her waterline and destroying the ship's motor skimmer with its outboard motor.
She was then taken under the jurisdiction of the Naval Attache attached to the American Embassy.
She was decommissioned on 18 January 1942, the same day Tutuila's crew flew out of the city.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/t10/tutuila-i.htm   (841 words)

 American Samoa Historic Preservation Office -- Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On the north shore of Tutuila, in the now deserted village of A`asu, is a monument set up by the government of France to memorialize the dozen French sailors from the La Perouse expedition killed there in the initial hostile meeting of continental and Samoan cultures.
Tutuila was one of the few armed garrisons in the South Pacific and would probably act as a base of operations in protecting the vital supply lines which lead to Australia, New Zealand and later New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and Guadacanal.
As opposed to before, now all of Tutuila felt the impact of the military presence, as all 52 of the widespread coastal pillboxes were manned by Marines quartered in nearby villages and other contingents were stationed in camps all over the island.
www.ashpo.org /publications2.htm   (7541 words)

 Map of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, South Pacific Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tutuila Island is the main island of American Samoa, with 68 percent of the territory's land area and 96 percent of the population.
Fagatogo is Tutuila's commercial center and capital, while most of the government bureaucracy is housed at Utulei.
Most Tutuila hotels, motels, and guest houses face the harbor or are west of Tafuna.
www.mapsouthpacific.com /american_samoa/tutuila-map.html   (336 words)

 USS Tutuila
Tutuila (PG-44) was laid down on 17 October 1926 at Shanghai, China, by the Kiangnan Dock and Engineering Works; launched on 14 June 1927; sponsored by Miss Beverly Pollard; and commissioned on 2 March 1928, Lt. Comdr.
Tutuila remained at Chungking as station ship with little hope of relief.
Japanese forces thus stepped up the intensity of their attacks on that city, and air raids were common occurrences during the spring, summer, and fall.
www.multied.com /NAVY/patrol/tutuila.html   (824 words)

 Sandcastle V.I. - America's Tropical Isles - American Samoa Overview
Tutuila, the main island, is the center of American Samoa's government and business.
Tutuila has a land area of about 56 square miles and is home to 95 percent of American Samoa's total population of 56,000.
The other islands of American Samoa are: Aunu'u, a small island 1/4 mile from Tutuila's eastern shore; Ofu, Olosega, and Ta'u of the Manu'a group, which is 60 miles east of Tutuila; Rose Atoll, a wildlife refuge 60 miles east of the Manu'a group; and Swain's Island, 200 miles north of Tutuila.
www.sandcastlevi.com /travel/isles/us-samoa.htm   (797 words)

 LOCAL NEWS: STORY | Samoa Observer Online: The Information Portal of Samoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tutuila and Manu'a have separate Deeds of Cession with the United Sates of America.
Tutuila and Manu'a had freely ceeded their islands to the US with the understanding that their native lands and Samoan cistoms and traditions be honoured and protected.
One Tutuila high chief and territorial representative threatened to stage a protest at the raising of the Manu'a flag on Tutuila soil.
www.samoaobserver.ws /news/local/ln1004/2510ln001.htm   (1042 words)

 USGS - Evapotranpiration on Tutuila, American Samoa Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Estimating the amount of water that is transferred from the earth's surface to the atmosphere by evaporation or transpiration (collectively known as evapotranspiration) is essential to quantifying the water resources of oceanic islands such as Tutuila, American Samoa.
In the water budget of an oceanic island, where all freshwater (including water in streams and lakes as well as ground water) comes ultimately from precipitation, evapotranspiration reduces the amount of freshwater available for people, freshwater-dependent aquatic ecosystems, and maintaining the aesthetic qualities of natural freshwater bodies.
To estimate evapotranspiration on the tropical South Pacific island of Tutuila, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA), is operating a network of automated climate stations that collect data from which evapotranspiration can be computed by the Penman (1948) method.
hi.water.usgs.gov /projects/samoa-et-web   (315 words)

 Tutuila (ARG-4)
In the wake of the liberation of the Philippines, Tutuila arrived at Leyte on 24 May 1946 and provided repair services there to a wide variety of ships and smaller craft from the date of her arrival until the end of hostilities.
During March and April 1966, Tutuila underwent extensive preparation for overseas deployment, as repair shops, berthing and messing spaces were airconditioned, and new communications equipment was procured and installed.
Departing Subic Bay on 29 January, Tutuila made port at Kaobsiung on 2 February to the accompaniment of a Chinese military band which played tunes from the dockside.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/auxil/arg4.htm   (2134 words)

 Tutuila Accommodation & Travel Information, American Samoa, South Pacific Islands - Jasons Travel Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tutuila is home to the country's capital, Pago Pago, famous for its picturesque deepwater harbour.
The harbour is all that remains of the volcanic crater, which once created the island of Tutuila, and is considered one of the most beautiful in the Pacific.
Tutuila's only road follows the winding coast from Fagamalo in the west to Onenoa in the northeast.
www.jasons.com /001800,,,,,PG,1,0.mel   (397 words)

 American Samoa : In Depth | Frommers.com
U.S. businessmen cast an eye on Pago Pago in the mid-1800s, and in 1872, the U.S. Navy negotiated a treaty with the chiefs of Tutuila to permit it to use Pago Pago as a coaling station.
In 1900 the chiefs on Tutuila ceded control of their island to the United States, and the paramount chief of the Manu'a Group of islands east of Tutuila did likewise in 1905.
Tutuila became a training base for U.S. servicemen during World War II, but things quickly returned to normal after 1945.
www.frommers.com /destinations/americansamoa/3038010012.html   (1147 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Tutuila
Pago Pago has an excellent, landlocked harbor and is the only port of call in American Samoa.
American Samoa, The National Park of AMERICAN SAMOA, THE NATIONAL PARK OF [American Samoa, The National Park of] c.9,000 acres (3,645 hectares), American Samoa, S Pacific Ocean.
It is a ring of sand and coral with luxuriant vegetation.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Tutuila   (377 words)

 American Samoa National Park Information Page
Tutuila, the main island, is the center of government and business.
Tutuila has a land area of 56 square miles, with an estimated 95 percent of the 56,000 total population living there.
Tutuila Island has about 160 small streams that flow year-round along at least a portion of their main channel.
www.american.samoa.national-park.com /info.htm   (6254 words)

Tutuila, the largest, has an area of 240 square miles and a population of about four thousand.
Thus it will easily be seen that the military occupation of Tutuila, in the face of a hostile native population, would have been a costly task.
The distance between Manua and Tutuila is such as to practically prevent the attendance of Manua children at the island government school in Fagatogo.
www.samoanews.com /Manu'aSeries.2004/story3.html   (5201 words)

 USS Tutuila (PR-4) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Tutuila (PG-44) was laid down on 17 October 1926 at the Kiangnan Dock and Engineering Works in Shanghai, China; launched on 14 June 1927, sponsored by Miss Beverly Pollard; and commissioned on 2 March 1928, with Lieutenant Commander Frederick Baltzly in command.
Tutuila's shallow draft enabled her to traverse the treacherous rapids of the gorges with ease, so that the fluctuating water levels did not hinder her year-round access to the upper stretch of the Yangtze.
Her duty with YangPat offered excitement and variety: conducting roving armed patrols; convoying merchantmen; providing armed guards for American flag steamers; and "showing the flag" to protect American lives and property in a land where civil strife and warfare had been a way of life for centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Tutuila_(PR-4)   (926 words)

 WATER-RELATED ACTIVITIES OF USGS IN MICRONESIA AND AMERICAN SAMOA-- Ground-Water Availability on Tutuila and Aunuu, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The data collection effort, listed in order of proposed acquisition, will include: (1) monitoring climate data to be used for calculating evapotranspiration by the Penman method, (2) regional analysis of rainfall distribution, (3) stream-seepage measurements and analysis of streamflow data to assess ground-water/surface-water interactions, and (4) tests to determine aquifer hydraulic properties.
On Tutuila, analysis of ground-water withdrawal, pumping, chloride, water level, and streamflow data have contributed to the development of a conceptual model of the hydrogeology of Tutuila.
In contrast, wells in the low-permeability rocks of the rest of Tutuila characteristically have high drawdowns and are commonly affected by saltwater upconing even at moderate pumping rates.
hi.water.usgs.gov /projects/project_samoa_gw.htm   (911 words)

 National Park of American Samoa - Tutuila
The volcanic island of Tutuila is the largest of the seven islands that comprise American Samoa.
Pago Pago Harbor, a collapsed volcanic caldera is one of the largest natural harbors in the South Pacific.
About one mile southeast of Tutuila's eastern tip is the volcanic island of Aunu'u the smallest of the inhabited islands; it can be reached by boat and explored by foot in a day.
www.nps.gov /npsa/tutuila.htm   (265 words)

 Territory of American Samoa | Region 9 : Pacific Islands | U.S. EPA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The largest and most populated island is Tutuila, on which are located the territory's historic capital (Pago Pago), and the seat of the legislature, judiciary, and the office of the Governor.
The principal islands are Tutuila, Aunu'u, and the Manu'a islands (a cluster of three islands, Ta'u, Ofu and Olosega, located about 65 miles east of Tutuila).
The population of the territory was 57,291 people in the year 2000, of which approximately 97% live on the island of Tutuila.
www.epa.gov /region09/cross_pr/islands/samoa.html   (317 words)

 American Samoa Travel Tips
Five of the main islands (Tutuila, Ta'u, Ofu, Olosega, Aunu'u, Nu'utele) are volcanic, with rugged peaks, narrow coastal plains and fringing reefs.
Tutuila contains about two thirds of the total area and is home to 95% of the 65,000 islanders.
American Samoa is located 14 degrees south of the equator, and 172 degrees meridian west, and is the center of Polynesia.
www.southtravels.com /pacific/americansamoa/traveltips.html   (1701 words)

World War I ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker left Tutuila, where he was treated for malnutrition and dehydration at "MOB 3," and had regained twenty of the forty pounds that he lost while adrift in a raft after his plane crashed near Funafuti in the Ellice Islands.
Commander Benjamin Franklin Tilley, Commandant of the U.S. Naval Station Tutuila wrote a letter to Mauga Moimoi of Pago Pago, informing him of the partition of the Samoan islands between Germany and the United States.
at A'asu Bay, Tutuila, French explorer Jean-François de La Pérouse ordered his gunners to fire one cannonball in the midst of the attackers who had killed twelve of his men the day before, and were now returning to launch another attack.
www.asg-gov.net /026HISTORICALCAL_DECEMBER.htm   (4571 words)

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