On 24 October 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed a military quarantine on the island nation of Cuba. Enforcing the blockade were the U. S. Navy attack carriers USS Enterprise CVAN-65 and Independence CVA-62, along with anti-submarine carriers USS Essex CVS-9 and Randolph CVS-15. Service tours of officers and enlisted were extended definitely as it [...]
Following up on the Clamagore crew reunion this week at Patriots Point, we’re showing submarine videos today as our theme. Matter of fact the crew of Clamagore will be touring the first successful combat submarine, H. L. Hunley, while they are in town. Enjoy the submarine videos below! Patriots Point salutes our U. S. Navy [...]
This Saturday over 200 former crew members and family from the USS Clamagore SS343 Veterans Association will gather on the pier next to their boat (submarine) at Patriots Point to hold a memorial ceremony as part of their annual crew reunion. Their memorial program begins at 11 AM. The former crew members began arriving today [...]
Last years Yorktown Meet and Greet, Saturday 02 October 2010 Former crew members of the USS Yorktown will hold a “Meet and Greet” tomorrow, Saturday, 15 October 2011, for visitors onboard. They will talk about their service on the “Fighting Lady” and sign limited edition posters of the USS Yorktown in its World War II, [...]
Today marks the 236th birthday of the United States Navy! Our Video Thursday will offer up several videos in honor of our nation’s Navy, and the men and women who have served faithfully and honorably to keep America safe. Go Navy!
This week brings the USS Yorktown CV-10 Association to Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor for their sixty-third reunion on 13 October! Appropriately, Thursday is also the two hundred and thirty-sixth birthday of the United States Navy!
Later this month on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor, it is rumored that the ghost of the most terrifying pirate of all time, Edward Teach aka Blackbeard the Pirate, will again walk the deck of a ship on Charleston Harbor.
On 30 September 1937, the USS Yorktown (CV-5) was commissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, commanded by Captain E. D. McWhorter, United States Navy.
Navy Lieutenants Thomas G. W. Settle and Wilfred Bushnell took first place in the International Balloon Race on 27 September 1932 when their gas balloon landed on the Polish-Latvian border at Daugieliszki, Poland.
On 21 September 1956 Grumman test pilot Tom Attridge became the first jet pilot to manage to shoot his own aircraft down. He was flying the Grumman F11F-1 Tiger .