April 10, 2013

April 10, 1963: Search for the USS Thresher

This article was published in the May 1964 issue of Proceedings as "Searching for the Thresher" by Frank A. Andrews, Captain, U.S. Navy.The Thresher search was very much an ad hoc operation. On 10 April 1963, the day of the Thresher's loss, there was no real search organization, no search technique, nor specific operating procedures for locating an

April 1, 2013

USS Thresher (SSN-593) 3 August 1961 - 10 April 1963

On 10 April 1963, the U.S. Navy suffered the loss of the nuclear submarine Thresher, the nation's third peacetime submarine loss since World War II, and by far the United States' greatest single submarine disaster in terms of loss of life. The public, both in the United States and abroad, reacted with compassion for the families of these men who

March 2, 2013

March 2, 1973: Women Begin Pilot Training for the US Navy

Pensacola, Florida: The first four women chosen to undergo flight training. From left, LTJG. Barbara Allen of Chula Vista, California; ENS. Jane M. Skiles of Des Moines, Iowa; LTJG. Judith A. Neuffer of Wooster, Ohio; and ENS. Kathleen L. McNary of Plainfield, Illinois. The first four women chosen to undergo aviation training report for their

Feb. 23, 2013

February 23, 1795: Birthday of the Navy Supply Corps

This article was published in the December 1927 issue of Proceedings magazine as "A New Job for the Supply Corps" by Lieutenant T. E. Hipp, (SC), U.S. Navy.The Naval aircraft factory at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, was organized during the stress of the World War when naval officers were not available to recruit the organization and the work of

Jan. 22, 2013

January 23, 1968: USS Pueblo Seized by North Korean Forces in the Sea of Japan

Following the seizure of the USS Pueblo, Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, USN, Chief of Naval Operations and President of the Naval Institute, gave these remarks in an address to the American Bar Foundation on January 25, 1969. This address was published in the March 1969 issue of Proceedings magazine. "You, as lawyers, will understand why I, as Chief of