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USS California’s Silent History

By Lisa Manresa, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication Outreach Division Silentium est Aureum, Latin for “silence is golden,” is a befitting motto for the stealthy USS California VII (SSN 781), the Virginia-class, next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine named in honor of the people of the Golden State of California. The …

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Naval History of Florida

By K. Cecilia Sequeira,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Florida was the 27th state to join the Union in 1845- just 70 years after the U.S. Navy was established. It has been rich in naval history since its inception. At least 32 U.S. Navy ships have been named …

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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 …

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