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  USN Ships--USS Kansas (1863-1883)
USS Kansas, first of a class of 836-ton screw steam gunboats, was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania.
Kansas took part in the abortive attempt to capture Fort Fisher in late December and the successful effort the next month.
In February 1865, Kansas was sent to the James River, Virginia, where she remained until April.
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  USS Kansas (BB-21) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Kansas (BB-21), a Connecticut-class battleship, was the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 34th state.
She was launched 12 August 1905 sponsored by Miss Anna Hoch, daughter of the Governor of Kansas and commissioned in Philadelphia Navy Yard on 18 April 1907 with Captain Charles E. Vreeland in command.
Kansas had her last glimpse of Australia on 19 September on leaving Albany for ports in the Philippine Islands, Japan, and Ceylon before transiting the Suez Canal.
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 Kansas from A to Z
Kansas has more DAMS than any other state and has a Dam Safety Program Most of the electrical power in Kansas is generated by coal- and gas-fired power plants.
Kansas was admitted to the union in 1861, and a quarter will be issued in its honor in the year 2005.
The 1st USS Kansas was a gunboat and saw action in the Civil War.
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 USS Kansas
The first Kansas was built at Philadelphia Navy Yard with machinery taken from prize steamer Princese Royal launched 29 September 1863; sponsored by Miss Annie McClellan, and commissioned at Philadelphia 21 December 1863, Lt. Comdr.
Shortly before dawn 15 May, Kansas ended a 2-hour chase by capturing British steamer Tristram Shandy as the blockade runner attempted to escape to sea with a cargo of' cotton, tobacco, and turpentinQ The next day the proud gunboat towed her prize into Beaufort.
Kansas rejoined her squadron late in September; and, after briefly cruising at sea, she returned to her old station off New Inlet in mid-October.
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 Uss Boxer LHD-4 Official Web Page - History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, she was captured by USS Kansas on May 15, 1864 then purchased by the U.S. Navy from the Boston Prize Court and commissioned into service as the "USS Boxer" on August 12, 1864.
The fifth USS Boxer, CV-21 was first laid down by Newport News Shipyards September 13, 1943, was launched on December 14, 1944 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Newport News, Virginia and sponsored by Miss Ruth D. Overton, daughter of the Senator from Louisiana.
The Vigilantes conducted three combat cruises from the deck of the USS Boxer during the three year war that was highlighted by landing at Inchon (September 15, 1950) and the recapture of Seoul and Kimpo airfields.
www.boxer.navy.mil /History/History.html   (1441 words)

  
 The Fifth Fleet
USS Merlin: Commanded by Captain Jeremy Friedman, the Andromeda-class USS Merlin is a staple of the fleet.
USS Draco: This Andromeda-class heavy cruiser is under the command of FComm Dustin Bukowski, and has the biggest guns in Fleet Five.
USS Titania: This experimental, self-RPG daily-posting ship is one of several experimental fleet five ships (besides the Self-RPG USS Merlin and the USS Kansas Carrier).
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 Military
He served on the USS Nashville until he was transferred to a hospital in New York City on June 30, 1913.
The USS Constellation was a training ship in for the Naval Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island.The USS Nashville was a gunboat built with a length of 233 feet 8 inches and a beam of 38 feet 1 inch.
The USS Kansas arrived in York River from Philadelphia on July 10, 1917 and became a unit of the 4th Battleship Division, spending the remainder of the war as an engineering training ship in Chesapeake Bay occasionally making escort and training cruises to New York.
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 USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986)
As a Commander, he commissioned and commanded USS DEWEY (DD 349) from October 4, 1934 to June 17, 1935, when he was again assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department.
USS HARRY W. HILL collides with the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3) during an underway replenishment at about 0630 local time.
The KANSAS CITY suffers two underwater holes in fuel tanks, a crushed bulwark and various external topside damage from mid-ship to aft on the starboard side.
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 U.S. Navy Battleships - USS Kansas (BB 21)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The second Kansas (BB-21) was launched by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J., 12 August 1905; sponsored by Miss Anna loch, daughter of the Governor of Kansas; and commissioned in Philadelphia Navy Yard 18 April 1907, Captain Charles B. Vreeland in command.
From there she proceeded to Guantanamo Bay en route to the coast of Mexico to operate off Vera Cruz and Tampico watching out for American interests in that land then troubled by revolutionary unrest as rival factions struggled to attain and hold power.
Her name was struck from the Navy List 24 August 1923, and she was sold for scrap in accordance with the Washington Treaty limiting naval armament.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/battleships/kansas/bb21-kans.html   (1069 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Great White Fleet Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USS Scorpion, the Fleet's station ship at Constantinople, and USS Celtic, a refrigerator ship fitted out in New York, were hurried to Messina, relieving Connecticut and Illinois, so that they could continue on the cruise.
Third Division consisted of USS Minnesota (BB-22), the Squadron flagship, Captain John Hubbard, USS Maine (BB-10), Captain Giles B. Harber, USS Missouri (BB-11), Captain Greenlief A. Merriam, and USS Ohio (BB-12), Captain Charles W. Bartlett.
USS Louisiana (BB-19), the Squadron flagship, Captain Kossuth Niles, USS Virginia (BB-13), Captain Alexander Sharp, USS Missouri (BB-11), Captain Robert M. Doyle, and USS Ohio (BB-12), Captain Thomas B. Howard.
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 USN Ships--USS Kansas (Battleship # 21)
USS Kansas, a 16,000-ton Connecticut class battleship built at Camden, New Jersey, was commissioned in April 1907.
USS Kansas (Battleship # 21) is at left, followed by USS Vermont (Battleship # 20).
Kansas was built by the New York Shipbuilding Corp. at Camden, New Jersey.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-k/bb21.htm   (824 words)

  
 STSF Message Boards
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Mission briefings and crew logs from the USS Agincourt.
Mission briefings and crew logs from the USS Republic.
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 U.S. Navy Battleships - A Short History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For protection she carried 12-inches of steel armor, and while not the titan of later years, for her era she was one of the most powerful ships in the world.
USS Kansas (BB 21) displaced twice the tonnage of Texas, was more heavily armed, and had 42 officers and 838 enlisted men.
The invasion of neighboring Kuwait by Iraqi dictator Sadam Hussein in February 1991 postponed the fate of USS Missouri (BB 63) and USS Wisconsin (BB 64).
www.navy.mil /palib/ships/battleships/bbhistory.html   (1540 words)

  
 USS Kansas
Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Kansas in honor of the 34th state.
The first USS Kansas, a gunboat, saw action during the American Civil War.
The second USS Kansas (BB-21), a Connecticut-class battleship, sailed with the Great White Fleet.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/u/us/uss_kansas.html   (108 words)

  
 USS SAVANNAH
The USS SAVANNAH (AOR-4) is the FIFTH ship commissioned in the United States Navy to bear the name SAVANNAH.
Built by the Quincy Shipbuilding Division, General Dynamics Corporation, at Quincy, Massachusetts, her keel was laid down on 22 January 1969.
USS WITCHITA (AOR-1), USS MILWAUKEE (AOR-2), USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3), USS WABASH (AOR-5), and USS KALAMAZOO (AOR-6),along with the SAVANNAH, comprise the AOR-1 Class.
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 Encyclopedia: Theodore Roosevelt
The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations.
USS Nimitz in 1997 The Nimitz class supercarriers are the largest warships in the world.
Jump to: navigation, search USS, a typical supercarrier, and HMS Illustrious, a light V/STOL aircraft carrier on a joint patrol.
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 Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1907, he joined USS Kansas and made the famous World Cruise of the Fleet in that battle ship.
He was designated a Naval Aviator on 15 May 1935, and went in command of the carrier USS Saratoga for two years, followed by one year in command of the Naval Air Station, Pensacola.
In April 1942 he was designated Commander Task Force Sixteen, in USS Enterprise to escort the carrier USS Hornet to within 800 miles of Tokyo to launch the Army planes for the initial bombing of Japan.
library.nps.navy.mil /home/midway/halsey.htm   (562 words)

  
 History for USS Kansas City - AOR 3
After finishing a gruelling year overhauling The USS Parsons in Japan, I came stateside to the Kansas City - just as she was going into drydock for her overhaul.
The U.S.S. Kansas City(AOR3)was decommisioned October 7, 1994 at NAS Alameda,Ca.
June 28, 1969 Kansas City Launched December 29, 1969 First crew member reported aboard.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageHistory/1,13506,201842,00.html   (287 words)

  
 KANSAS CITY
He once told me that the Kansas City was special to him since it was the only ship that was completely built from the laying of the keel to commissioning while he was there.
USS Kansas City (AOR-3) entering the harbor at San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1970.
The Kansas City on Pier E in August 1970 after arriving at her first home port in Long Beach, CA.
www.qsl.net /w5cgh/kansascity.html   (389 words)

  
 Fleet Admiral Halsey
Upon graduation in February 1904, he was assigned to USS Missouri and later transferred to USS Don Juan de Austria in which he was commissioned an Ensign after having completed the two years at sea -- then required by law.
In April 1942 he was designated Commander Task Force Sixteen, in Enterprise to escort the carrier USS Hornet to within 800 miles of Tokyo to launch the Army planes for the initial bombing of Japan.
He was active in an unsuccessful effort to preserve the USS Enterprise as a national shrine, and was an elected Honorary Vice President of the Naval Historical Foundation.
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 Paul P. Blackburn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Following a tour at the U.S. Naval Academy, he returned to sea duty on board USS Kansas and USS Virginia, where he was the gunnery officer on the latter.
He servee as executive officer of USS Mississippi and by 1921, he permanently held the title of commander.
In 1934, he was chief of staff for Cruiser, Scouting Force and commanded USS California in 1935.
www.quarterdeck.org /book/cencoms/blackburn.html   (318 words)

  
 NAVY
After "A" school, I was assigned to the USS Kansas City (AOR-3), homeported in Long Beach, CA.
I spent parts of 1971 and 1972 in WESTPAC on the Kansas City, operating heavily on Yankee Station and Operation Marketime in the Gulf of Tonkin.
In 1991, I transferred to the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as Command Chief, a position I held until I retired from the Reserves on 1 January 1996.
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 Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers Kansas
The first-time visitor may be surprised to find North Kansas has plenty to boast about on a national scale.
Cutting a broad band across the middle of Kansas, the Central region is home to well-known cities: Tuscaloosa, Selma, Montgomery and Auburn.
The voices of its 300-year history are clear at such attractions as the newly renovated Museum of Mobile, the Battleship USS Kansas, and Fort Gaines.
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 Commanding Officer - Miami NROTC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1974 he was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy by the Secretary of the Navy, graduating with the class of 1978.
He then served as CICO in the pre-commissioning crew of USS LEWIS B. (FFG 23), followed by a tour as CICO in USS ENGLAND (CG 22).
During his Command tour SIDES deployed to Seventh Fleet, which included serving as Officer in Tactical Command (OTC), and mothership, for USS HURRICANE (PC 3) and USS MONSOON (PC 4) in the first Western Pacific deployment, and longest open ocean transit to date for this class of ship.
www.units.muohio.edu /nrotc/co.htm   (460 words)

  
 STF Site Navigation Page
The ships of Fleet Three are Outpost 42, the USS Athena, the USS Atlantis, the USS Aztec, and the USS Dresden.
The ships of Fleet Four are Crell (the Crag homeworld), Starbase 202, the USS Alliance, the USS Asimov, the USS Columbus, and the USS Montgomery.
The ships of Fleet Five are the USS Draco, the USS Endeavor (STF's daily posting ship), the USS Kansas, the USS Merlin, and the USS Seraph.
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 US White Fleet visits Melbourne Australia in 1908
The tour of the battleships would begin at Auckland, New Zealand, followed by Sydney, Australia, before reaching Melbourne, the last stop of the Australasian leg.
Led by Admiral Sperry in his flagship, USS Connecticut, the White Fleet comprised sixteen Battleships.
In a last minute hitch, USS Nebraska was unable to undertake the tour as there had been an outbreak of scarlet fever on board.
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 Great White Fleet -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Two battleships were detached from the fleet at San Francisco, and two others substituted.
After the arrival of the fleet off the west coast, the USS Glacier was detached and later became the supply ship of the Pacific Fleet.
At San Francisco, Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry assumed command of the Fleet, owing to the poor health of Admiral Evans.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/great_white_fleet.htm   (1931 words)

  
 Rear Admiral Michael D. Malone, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1987, he took command of the Knighthawks and deployed in USS CORAL SEA (CV 43).
In April 1989, Rear Admiral Malone entered Naval Nuclear Propulsion training and was assigned as Executive Officer in USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72).
During an Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf deployment, he served as Commander of the Logistics Task Group in COMUSNAVCENT and provided logistic support to 22 ships and 15,000 Navy and Marine Corps men and women from Kuwait to Somalia.
www.airlant.navy.mil /Bios/Malone-bio.htm   (289 words)

  
 eBay - uss kansas, United States, Militaria items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USS KANSAS CITY AOR-3 SHIP'S CANCEL JUN 14, 1989 
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Bandsmen Onboard USS KANSAS BB-21 during Coaling 1912 
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 USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) STORE
Home > Marketplace > USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) STORE
USS KANSAS CITY Women's Plus Size Scoop Neck T-Shi
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 USS Gurke Photo Gallery
Todd Shipyard Photos - First known photos of USS GURKE.
1966 - Outboard of USS Bausell DD-845 at Yokosuka
Great photo of USS Gurke sent to Elsie by someone unknown
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