Home / Platforms (page 10)

Platforms

USS Bataan: Taking Pride in Navy History

By Arif Patani, Naval History and Heritage Command  Communication and Outreach Division USS Bataan (LHD 5), the U.S. Navy’s 5th Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, is named in honor of the U.S/Philippine defense of the Bataan Peninsula during World War II. History of the Name Don’t know much about the defense of …

Read More »

Naval History of Texas

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The Texas state motto is “Friendship,” and Texans definitely have a friend in their U.S. Navy, just ask anyone who has served on one of the over 100 ships named in honor of the state! If you believe everything really is …

Read More »

What’s Next for USS Conestoga?

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 23, 2016) The wreck of the U.S. Navy tugboat USS Conestoga is seen on sonar in at a depth of 185 feet in the waters of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California. Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay on March 25, 1921 and vanished with 56 men. The discovery of the wreck solves a 95 year-old mystery. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of NOAA/Released)

By: Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with support from NHHC’s Underwater Archaeology Branch, announced that after almost 95 years, the mystery of USS Conestoga had been solved. The ship was discovered in 2009 and positively identified in 2015 in …

Read More »

Why Navy History Matters to Arizona

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division The Grand Canyon State has more ties to the U.S. Navy than one might initially think. For starters, there are at least 30 ships named after cities, places, people, and American Indian tribes of Arizona. Possibly the most famous is …

Read More »

Flag Friday: 6 Weeks of Sassy Songs and Flippant Flags

By Devon Hubbard Sorlie, Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command For our first installment of Flag Friday in the year 2016, we will harken back to a time when navy skippers could get pretty heated over implied insults to each other’s crew and ship. With no radio, …

Read More »

A Look at the Evolution of the U.S. Navy Destroyer

By Annalisa Underwood and Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Greyhounds of the Sea. From the first U.S. destroyer commissioned in 1902 to the famous ships of World War II to the Arleigh Burke-class, the U.S. Navy’s destroyers have evolved from small, fast, close-in …

Read More »

A Look at the Evolution of the U.S. Navy Cruiser

By Annalisa Underwood and Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Cruisers, like destroyers and frigates, are often called the “support vessels” of a battle group, but they are certainly capable of operating on their own. This multi-mission warships can not only protect fleets against …

Read More »

John C. Stennis Celebrates 20th Anniversary in December

By Devon Hubbard Sorlie, Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command Just one ship is celebrating a special commemorative commissioning date for December, the 20-year-old USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  The Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was commissioned Dec. 9, 1995 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after having …

Read More »