Tag: Shipyard

Sept. 4, 2020

Fair winds, Rear Admiral Harold L. Young, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Harold Lawrence "Ted" Young, U.S. Navy (Retired) on September 1, 2020 at age 91.  Ted entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1950 and served as a surface, submarine and materiel professional officer until his retirement in 1988 as the Vice Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command and Chief

May 31, 2019

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Supported D-Day With Building, Modernizing Five Different Types Of Ships

A 50-mile stretch of beaches determined the fate of the western world. Many know the fundamental facts about D-Day, marking its 75th anniversary this year. It was the day more than 155,000 American, British and Canadian forces stormed five beaches along 50 miles of heavily fortified coast in France's Normandy region. D-Day spurred the critical

June 14, 2017

19th Century Naval Shipyard Innovation

As the Navy transitioned from wooden sailing vessels to a steam powered fleet, three major innovations - steam power, marine railways, and the shiphouse - changed the tone and development of shipyards during the 19th century. Each of these now seemingly simplistic innovations helped the Navy progress from a few small yards into a global system of