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Six Years In The U.S. Navy
1,274 wordsIn the year 1965, the United States sent troops to Vietnam to aid the South Vietnamese against the communist Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese. As the fighting increased, the United States was in need of more troops in order to support its commitment to South Vietnam. Therefore, thousands of Selective Service registers were called and drafted. The United States also asked its closes ally the Philippines to help send troops to South Vietnam and in addition this, the United states requested for a...
First Engagement Between Two Ironclad Warships
2,035 wordsThe Battle of Hampton Roads changed the course of naval history. This battle marked the first time that two ironclad warships engaged in ship to ship combat. However the USS Monitor and Popov and the Novgorod. These circular monitors were impossible to control and just drifted around (Greene 351-356). The civil wars in South America also saw widespread use of ironclad warships, especially in Chile and Brazil. The revolutionaries of Peru purchased unfinished Confederate ironclads from England and...
Building A Modern Navy
452 wordsIn the late 1800's the American people and their government became more willing to risk war in defense of American interests overseas, support for building a large modern navy began to grow. Supporters argued that if the United States did not build up its navy and acquire bases overseas, it would be shut out of foreign markets by Europeans. Captain Alfred T. Mahan observed that building a modern navy meant that the U.S. had to acquire territory for naval bases overseas. This would enable them to...
U.S. Ship Constitution At Boston
2,809 wordsMarch 27 -- Congress authorizes construction of six frigates to help protect American merchant fleets from attacks by the Algerian pirates and harassment by British and French forces. They are to be designed by Joshua Humphreys and Josiah Fox and built at six different sites. The contract for one of those ships, to be named CONSTITUTION, is given to Edmond Hartt's Shipyard in Boston. Back to Historical Events List 1794-1797: CONSTITUTION is under construction. Built in Boston to defend the young...
Ship Through The Eyes Of The Crew
4,475 wordsIt's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy Capt. D. Michael AbrashoffWarner Books, 2002 Author's Page Captain D. Michael Abrashoff is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and was a military assistant to the former secretary of defense, Dr. William J. Perry. He served as Commander of 310 men and women aboard the USS Benfold in the Pacific Fleet. Abrashoff left the Navy in 2001 and became the founder and CEO of Grassroots Leadership, Inc., in Boston...
Submarine To Submerge
849 wordsI have always been an American history buff. I was aware that the first use of the Submarine during war was during the American Civil War. Since learning this fact, I had become, in a sense, amazed with submarines - thus, I have become rather interested in them. I found this paper as a good chance to learn more, a lot more, about early submarines and the evolution of them. With the ability to sink both large and small warships with the same percent chance, the value of the submarine is great bec...
1,808 wordsThe Wooden World An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy N.A.M. Rodger's The Wooden World is, as the subtitle suggests, a study or description rather than a history of the Royal Navy during the period of the Seven Years War, 1755 to 1763, while also drawing evidence from the whole period from 1740 to 1775. Rodger pays very little attention to the actual events of the period. Rodger's purpose in writing the book was to test and compare the traditional view of the eighteenth century Royal Navy; vicious di...
1,444 wordsTerrorism and Its Effects on the Immediate Future of the United States Navy American naval policies changed much in the two some hundred odd years of its existence, but one factor has remained constant, and this one aspect will never change. The United States prides itself and boasts superiority based on the fact that it is a peaceful, non-aggressive country, unless unduly acted upon. America will always be on the defensive to begin with. The numbers of ships that they carry is always proportion...
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