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19th Century Naval Shipyard Innovation

By Gina Nichols, Supervisory Archivist/Head of Collections Dept., U.S. Navy Seabee Museum 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 …

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100 Years of Underway Replenishments

By Matt Cheser, Naval History and Heritage Command, Histories and Archives Division Everyone likes “firsts.” These moments represent transformation and progress and change our understanding about what we are capable of. The Navy also keeps track of its “firsts.” One “first” of great pride deals with the underway refueling of a United States …

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By LT Liza Dougherty, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group Two, Public Affairs Officer The letter landed on my desk after I’d been at Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) TWO maybe three months, with the suggestion to “see what you can do with this.” A new NFO, I had been given the …

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Naval History of Oregon

By Lt. j.g. Chloe Morgan, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Oregon has more ties to the U.S. Navy than one might initially think. For starters, Oregon’s state colors are Navy blue and gold. At least 30 ships have been named after the state of Oregon, its cities, places and people. …

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