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The Naval History of Georgia

Founded in 1773, the state of Georgia has a fascinating history – especially when it comes to its ties to Naval History. Did you know: there are at least 37 ships named for the “Peach State,” its cities, places and people? USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is named for Georgia …

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The Naval History of New Jersey

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division  The state of New Jersey has a history as rich as any in the United States. Because of its location near the center of the original thirteen colonies (between New York City and Philadelphia), the “Garden State” played an important …

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Remembering Capt. Pete Tzomes

A note from the editor: Capt. C.A. “Pete” Tzomes—the first African American to command a nuclear-powered submarine—died at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA, June 13. He was 74. He was the first of the “Centennial Seven,” who were the only seven African American men to command …

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A Royal Collection

By Laura Waayers, Reference Archivsist, and Lisa Crunk, Lead Photo Archivist, Naval History and Heritage Command In celebration of the recent royal birth, and in honor of the cherished Anglo-American relationship (as exemplified in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex), we would like to highlight some of the “royal babies” …

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Bud Elliott and USS Wasp

By D. Kevin Elliott   My dad was descending a ladder on the starboard stern of USS Wasp (CV 7) when he was rocked by the concussion from three torpedoes hitting the aircraft carrier in rapid succession. Just 35 minutes later the captain ordered abandon ship and my dad slid …

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