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  • Navy Addresses Problems with Military Housing

    While the Navy has made great strides in identifying and fixing residence issues during this recent surge, it is worth reiterating that Sailors and their families may always request command involvement to solve housing issues to include Chain of Command visits and direct involvement from Installation Commanding Officers and housing personnel as needed.
  • Navy League, NETC Seek Applications for Alaska Sea Services Scholarships

    The Navy League and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced Sept. 12 the requirements and solicited applications for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarships for academic year 2020-2021. For more details visit
  • Watch for Signs of Insider Threats

    One of the biggest threats to the security of our information systems and networks is the insider threat as internal actors are responsible for 75% of security breach incidents. Don't be afraid to speak up if you notice someone with some of the possible indicators of an insider threat, which are described in "The Threat From Within" blog at
  • Sailors, Civilians Have New Options for Joining Cyber Force

    Sailors, families and Navy civilians have new options for joining the cyber workforce: Direct hiring of and special pay for civilian cyber personnel via the Cyber Excepted Service, is being implemented by Fleet Forces Command. Also, the DOD Chief Information Officer offers cyber recruitment scholarships for college students, and current employees can enroll in the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy.
  • NEX Announces Holiday Return Policy

    Navy Exchange customers can make post-holiday returns at any location worldwide through Jan. 25, 2020. This extended holiday return policy applies to original purchases made between Oct. 24 - Dec. 12, 2019, at any NEX or through For more details see
  • Approved Veterans and Caregivers to Access Base Facilities, Shops

    Navy installations are ready to support authorized veterans and their caregivers who will soon be able to enjoy certain Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs and shop at base commissaries and exchanges.

This Day in Naval History - Dec 05 History RSS

Story Number: NNS011210-09  Release Date: 12/10/2001 17:24:00

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  • 1813 - During the War of 1812, the frigate Congress captures the British brig Atlantic in the North Atlantic. Also on this date USS President captures schooner Comet off New York.

    1862 - During the Civil War, boats from the gunboat Mahaska and the converted tug General Putnam capture and destroy several fine Confederate boats, a schooner and two sloops in branches of Severn River, Md., and bring back schooners Seven Brothers and Galena.

    1941 - USS Lexington (CV 2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor. Previously, on Nov. 28, USS Enterprise (CV 6) sails from Pearl Harbor for Wake Island to ferry Marine aircraft to island.

    1943 - USS Narwhal (SS 167) embarks nine evacuees at Alubijid, Mascalar Bay and then sinks Japanese cargo ship Himeno Maru off Camiguin Island.

    1944 - USS Hake (SS 256) evacuates downed aviators and turns over all supplies that can be spared to Filippino guerilla forces ashore at Libertad, Panay, Philippines.