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  • CVS Designation Established By Navy 1953

    On 08 July 1953 the “CVS” designation was established by the United States Navy to identify aircraft carriers dedicated to antisubmarine warfare missions. The first carriers to have their designations […]

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  • Video Thursday 7.07.11…Torpedoes Away Me Boys…

    On 17 July Das Boot begins a 3 night run with submarine tour at Patriots Point…details here…torpedoes are the submarine’s weapons of destruction, today we’ll look at our modern torpedoes, […]

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  • Patriots Point's Grumman Wildcat F4F-3A

    Oh Mother, dear Mother, take down that blue star; Replace it with one that is Gold. Your son is a Wildcat pilot, He’ll never be thirty years old. (WW 2 […]

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  • 4th of July: Video Thursday

    Here’s a preview of what is up or about to be fired upwards on our nation’s 235th birthday on Monday 04 July 2011. Everyone have a wonderful and safe holiday, […]

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  • Das Boot Event At Patriots Point, 17-19 July

    As part of the “do Deutsch” series of events on German culture and language organized by the German missions and the Goethe-Institut locations in the United States, the film Das […]

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  • Naval Aviator #3, John Henry Towers 1911

    On 27 June 1911 Lieutenant Junior Grade John Henry Towers reported for duty and instruction in flying at the Curtiss School, Hammondsport, New York. LTJG Towers would become Naval Aviator […]

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  • Rough Seas – Video Thursday 6.23.11

    It’s Video Thursday and today’s theme is rough seas…our first video is of a cruise ship in heavy seas, I don’t think any of the passengers will be looking for […]

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  • Cold War Shootdown 1955

    On 22 June 1955 a P2V Neptune from Navy Patrol Squadron Nine (VP-9) was flying a routine maritime patrol in the Bering Strait. The aircraft was at 8000 feet altitude […]

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  • PBY's Fly Non-stop 3,292 Miles In 1937

    Twelve PBY-1 Catalina aircraft from Patrol Squadron 3 (VP-3) flew 3,292 miles nonstop from San Diego, California, to Coco Solo in the Canal Zone on 21 June 1937. Under the […]

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  • Ensign Devotie Billingsley, First Naval Aviator Casualty 1913

    On 20 June 1913 Naval Aviation lost its first aviator when Ensign Devotie Billingsley fell from his aircraft. In the early days of Naval Aviation, aviators wore no torso harness […]

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