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  • 3 Things to Know about the RAND Military Workplace Study

    The RAND Corporation is conducting a Military Workplace Study that includes a survey of Sailors that is projected to conclude Sept. 24. The Military Workplace Study is critical to helping DOD better understand workplace conditions and act to ensure a safe and professional work environment. This is a chance for Sailors to be heard. For more information, visit
  • Be Informed: Ready Navy is Your Link to Emergency Preparedness Resources

    Ready Navy is rapidly becoming the Navy's "Go-To" resource for emergency preparedness. Personnel and family members of all ages are able to link to a wide array of hazard information and resources to help guide family emergency plans that take into account individual needs. For more information, visit
  • New App Showcases Sailors, Projects That Can Disrupt the Future of Energy

    Today the Navy released a new digital publication (app) called "Energy Warrior" that highlights the efforts of Sailors and other naval personnel who are taking innovative steps to conserve energy, lead behavioral change, and get the maximum warfighting punch out of every gallon. For more information, visit
  • The September CMS/ID Application Window Opens 12 September at 1800

    The September CMS/ID application window opens Friday, September 12th at 1800 Central, and will close Thursday September 18th at 0500 Central. Command comments can also be made any time before 22 September. Help Detailers make the right selections; be proactive about your billets! Good luck to all applicants on picking their next set of orders.
  • Sailors May Be Eligible for Tuition Assitance (TA) Earlier

    Commanding Officers and officers-in-charge may now approve waivers to the one-year on board the first permanent duty station requirment for Sailors to be eligible for TA. See NAVADMIN 190/14 for details. Contact a Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center for more information.
  • Confidential Chaplain Support Available to Every Sailor, Every Day

    Your chaplain is committed to being where it matters, when it matters when you need to talk in absolute confidence. Contact your command chaplain or call 1-855-NAVY-311 to request confidential support.
  • NAVSUP Announces 2014 Holiday Season Mailing Deadlines

    The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) mail-by dates for pre-Dec. 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters, and packages were released Sept. 15. Priority Express Mail Military Service is available from selected military post offices. For more information, visit
  • NPC Seeking Feedback from Command Pass Coordinators

    NPC is seeking feedback from Command Pass Coordinators throughout the Navy, the PASS transition happened almost one year ago and we want to know what issues you are still having and any suggestions for improvements. Please contact LCDR Robert Lyon at Thank you and we look forward to your feedback.
  • NAVADMIN 203/14 Announces Changes to Overseas Screening Process

    NAVADMIN 203/14 announced changes to the Overseas Screening Process. Sailors must complete the OSP with their command and MTFs prior to the release of PCS orders. After Sailors are billeted for overseas duty, they will receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) from NPC to begin Overseas Screening. Sailors must complete their Overseas Screening within 30 days of receiving the LOI; their families have 60 days.
  • SDAP Certification Ends 30 September

    SDAP certification ends 30 September 2014; Commands that do not meet deadline will have their Sailor's SDAP terminated retroactive to 1 June 2014. Check status of SDAP recertification at /career/enlistedcareeradmin/pages/default1.aspx. Commands encouraged to check status of subordinate commands. POC is PSC Marie Bates, PERS-811, (901)874-3260,
  • Wounded Warriors Battle on the Playing Field

    This month, seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors will compete on behalf of the Navy and their country at the Invictus Games in London and the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sports are a crucial recovery tool for our wounded warriors, and an important service provided by Navy Wounded Warrior -- Safe Harbor. Visit or call 855-NAVY WWP to learn more. Go Navy!
  • NPTU JAGMAN Investigation

    On February 3, 2014, a Sailor assigned to the Moored Training Ship (MTS 626) at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina reported that an examination key was compromised.
  • Naval War College Seeking Papers on Women, Peace, Security

    The U.S. Naval War College is issuing a 'call for papers' in preparation for its third annual Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Conference Series held in Newport, Rhode Island, April 16-17, 2015. Individuals who have an interest or experience in issues pertaining to WPS are encouraged to submit papers. Submission guidelines can be found at
  • Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo

    To compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo (HDP-T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014.
  • Sailors Must Ensure Medical Records Are Recorded With BUMED Upon Separation

    Sailors who serve honorably earn support of the Department of Veterans Affairs throughout their lives. It's in Sailors' best interest to ensure medical records are turned in to the appropriate medical facility when separating or retiring from the Navy. Upon separating, Sailors must verify with supporting medical treatment facility that their medical records have been properly recorded with BUMED.
  • INSURV To Release Electronic Newsletter

    The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) is embarking on an adventure to communicate with the Fleet via a light-hearted electronic newsletter to include tips from all aspects of the inspection process. Our aim is to provide Sailors with informative inspection-related information and highlights of successful inspections to share valuable insights, knowledge and experience.

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This Day in Naval History - Sep 19 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-16  Release Date: 7/24/2002 10:11:00

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  • 1777 - During the American Revolution, the British cutter HMS Alert captures the brig Lexington.

    1862 - The ram, the Queen of the West, exchanges sharp fire with Confederate infantry and artillery above Bolivar, Miss., while escorting two troop transports.

    1864 - Confederates seize steamer, Philo Parsons, in an attempt to bribe USS Michigan officers and crew for the release of Confederate prisoners. The plot is foiled and the mission aborted.

    1942 - USS Hughes (DD 410), while serving in Task Force Seventeen (TF 17), rescues the surviving crewmen of a USAAF (B 17) that makes a forced landing in the Coral Sea one week before.

    1944 - USS Shad (SS 235) torpedoes and sinks Japanese coast defense ship, Ioshima. (ex-Chinese cruiser, Ning Hai) 85 miles off Hachij, Jima.

    1952 - USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD 752) takes fire from three guns, estimated 105 to 155 mm in the Wonsan area of Korea. Thirteen personnel casualties, none fatal, were suffered. She expended 75 rounds of 5 inch and 84 of 3 inch in return counter battery fire. After emergency repairs, USS Alfred A. Cunningham was able to continue her combat operations.

    1957 - Bathyscaphe Trieste, in a dive sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in the Mediterranean, reaches record depth of two miles.