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  • The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) Insights 10th Edition Now Available

    INSURV has released the 10th edition INSURV Insights, spotlighting Wasp Steamin' Strong, Combat Systems: Undersea Warfare (USW) and What Sailors Can do to Prevent Sexual Assaults. All issues are available at
  • Upgrade to Navy COOL Mobile App Includes Advancement BIBs

    Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) app for mobile was upgraded April 28 with the addition of advancement exam bibliographies (BIBs). BIBs on COOL allows active duty and Reserve Sailors preparing for advancement exams to access their references without a CAC for convenient, ready access. Download the free Navy COOL app from the Apple store and Google Play Store, keyword "Navy COOL."
  • CNO's Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority Webpage

    A new All Hands Magazine web page takes you inside Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson's "A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority" and how the design addresses the Navy adapting to changes in the security environment and continuing to fulfill our mission. You can assess the page at
  • Vouchers Accelerate Advanced Education for Senior Enlisted

    Applicants are being called for the FY-16 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program. The AEV program offers post-secondary, Navy-relevant education at the baccalaureate and master's level and provides financial assistance to chief, senior chief and master chief petty officers. Application details, format and more info can be found at
  • 'Recruit Reboot' War Game Includes Fleet Sailors in Recruit Training Process

    Gameplay now available for the new interactive Recruit Reboot war game that evaluates the most effective training practices at RTC boot camp. Reboot is an opportunity for Sailors in the fleet to impact how their future shipmates are trained. Register at until May 13. Sign up on the website to play or ask your chief petty officer for the Recruit Reboot flyer for more info.
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Map Update and Interview, New Life Skills App

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), highlighting top stories affecting Sailors and their families. See this week's video at Subscribe to the print edition, @USNPeople Weekly Wire, by emailing For more CNP news, visit
  • Two New GMT Mobile Apps Released

    These apps are designed for anytime, anywhere access to mandatory training for Sailors including Navy GMT on Records Management and Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information Awareness. PII and RM are annual GMT Standardized Core Training requirements. To find the free apps search 'Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information,' 'PII' and 'Records Management' in app stores or in your web browser.
  • Navy Releases 2016 MAP Quotas, Policy Updates

    New quotas and policy updates for the 2016 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP), outlined in NAVADMIN 089/16, will expand CO's ability to recognize and advance Sailors with top performance in rates and paygrades needed to keep the Navy healthy with great talent. Quotas by Unit Identification Codes are posted on the MAP web page at
  • September 2016 E4-E6 Advancement Cycle Announced

    The September 2016 Navywide enlisted examinations (Cycle 232) testing dates for active duty, full time support and canvasser recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E4-E6 have been announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 083/16, released April 4. Bibliographies for the September exams have been posted and can be downloaded on the Navy Knowledge Online and Navy COOL websites.

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This Day in Naval History - May 01 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020131-02  Release Date: 1/31/2002 10:36:00

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  • 1811 - The American brig Spitfire is stopped by the British frigate Guerriere off Sandy Hook, N.Y., and the American seamen are taken aboard. On May 6, the frigate President, commanded by John Rodgers, was ordered to protect American shipping off Sandy Hook.

    1822 - 60 men from USS Alligator, USS Grampus, and the chartered ship Jane, capture four pirate schooners near Sugar Key, West Indies.

    1898 - The American squadron, commanded by Commodore George Dewey, defeats the Spanish squadron under the command of Rear Adm. Montojo at Manila Bay, Philippines.

    1934 - Lt. Frank Akers makes a hooded landing in an OJ-2 at College Park, Maryland, in the first blind landing system intended for an aircraft carrier.

    1943 - USS Pogy (SS 266), in attack on a Japanese convoy, torpedoes and sinks the Japanese gunboat Keishin Maru off Iwaki, Japan.

    1945 - Patrol bomber aircraft from VPB 11 and FAW-1 sink Japanese cargo vessel Kyugkoku Maru off Mokpo, Korea.

    1951 - During the Korean War, AD-4 Skyraiders from Squadron VA-195, USS Princeton (CV-37), attack Hwachon Dam using aerial torpedoes, the only use of these weapons during the Korean War.