History Hop Tags - Navy

Navy - Notable Historical Events

NapoleonSep 2, 1807

José de San MartínOct 8, 1821

David FarragutJul 16, 1862

John Philip HollandApr 11, 1900

Wilfrid LaurierMay 4, 1910

Winston ChurchillJul 26, 1914

Adolf HitlerOct 1, 1934

Franklin RooseveltJun 19, 1941

Ted WilliamsJun 2, 1942

Walter JohnsonAug 23, 1942

Harry TrumanJun 27, 1950

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Navy - Historical Events
Date Event
1565-06-23

Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.

1573-10-11

Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy

1592-05-29

Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

1703-11-26

Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen

1714-08-07

The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden

1720-07-27

The second important victory of the Russian Navy - the Battle of Grengam.

1775-10-12

US Navy forms

1775-10-27

US Navy forms

1775-11-28

2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy

1775-12-22

Continental navy organized with 7 ships

1790-07-09

Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.

1794-03-27

The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.

1796-08-17

British beat Batavian navy in Saldanha Bay South Africa

1797-05-10

1st US Navy ship, the "United States," is launched

1797-10-11

Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): English navy defeats Dutch fleet

1798-03-09

Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy

1798-04-30

US Dept of Navy forms

1804-02-16

Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor & burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it

1807-09-02

The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

1810-02-04

Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.

1812-09-03

World's first cannery ( Donkin, Hall and Gamble) opens in London, England to supply food to the Royal Navy

1813-06-01

Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"

1814-09-11

Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British

1820-11-18

Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

1821-10-08

The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

1826-11-25

The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.

1850-09-28

US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment

1853-07-09

Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan

1857-05-01

William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy

1861-02-20

Department of Navy of Confederacy forms (US Civil War)

1861-05-04

At Gretna LA, one of 1st guns of Rebel navy is cast

1861-08-29

American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.

1861-09-25

Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves

1862-01-30

USS Monitor, the US Navy's 1st ironclad warship launched

1862-07-16

David Farragut is 1st Rear Admiral in US Navy

1862-12-26

1st US navy hospital ship enters service

1865-11-26

Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.

1866-03-31

The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.

1866-07-25

David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral in US Navy

1869-07-15

Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy

1879-10-08

War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.

1883-03-03

Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy

1890-11-29

1st US Army - US Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point

1898-04-12

Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy

1898-06-17

The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.

1898-07-03

US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba

1899-03-03

George Dewey becomes 1st in US to hold the rank of Admiral of the Navy

1900-04-11

US Navy's 1st submarine made its debut

1900-04-11

The first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland is purchased by the U.S. Navy

1900-06-12

In Germany, the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill, which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years

1900-06-14

The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.

1900-10-12

The first modern submarine is commissioned by the U.S.Navy as the USS Holland, named for its designer John Philip Holland

1906-06-05

Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet

1907-12-16

Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)

1908-06-14

Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.

1908-08-11

King Edward VII of Britain meets with Kaiser Wilhelm of Friedrichshof, Germany; the main point of contention is the increasing size of Germany's navy

1908-11-07

Dutch capture Venezuelan navy

1909-11-11

Construction of US navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, begins

1910-05-04

Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy

1910-05-04

Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy

1910-11-10

The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.

1914-07-26

First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

1914-09-05

US President Wilson orders the US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; this will lead to the interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping to bring the US into the war

1915-03-08

1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned

1915-03-14

German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal.

1915-04-14

Dutch merchant navy ship Katwijk sunk by Germany torpedo

1916-04-21

The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour

1917-02-22

German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships

1917-03-21

Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy's 1st female Petty Officer

1918-01-31

A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.

1919-05-08

1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane

1919-05-27

1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days

1922-03-20

USS Langley is commissioned, US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier

1922-10-27

1st commemoration of Navy Day

1923-09-08

Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.

1924-09-30

Allies stop checking on German navy

1925-03-09

Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins.

1926-11-27

110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie

1930-03-15

1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched

1934-10-01

Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles

1938-05-17

US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy

1939-09-20

British navy captures German U-27 boat

1940-05-14

Admiral Johannes Furstner, Royal Dutch Navy, departs to England

1940-07-03

British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.

1941-04-01

Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay)

1941-06-06

1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched

1941-06-19

US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act

1941-08-16

HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.

1941-09-11

World War II: The U.S. Navy is ordered to attack German U-boats.

1942-01-02

The United States Navy opens a blimp base at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

1942-01-06

Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia

1942-02-26

WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"

1942-05-08

1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund

1942-05-20

US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve

1942-05-27

Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor

1942-06-02

Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator

1942-06-18

Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy

1942-07-30

FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)

1942-08-23

Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief

1942-08-24

Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy

1942-10-12

US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

1942-11-27

French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them

1943-01-21

Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet

1943-03-03

Battle of the Bismarck Sea during WWII: Australian and American airforces devastate Japanese navy convoy

1943-08-12

Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.

1943-08-29

Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany

1944-01-01

Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl," Oran, North Africa

1944-01-29

USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched.

1944-02-26

1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed

1944-10-06

Royal Ducth Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks U168 at Java

1944-10-19

US Navy says black women can join WAVES

1945-03-08

Phyllis M Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign

1945-03-23

Largest operation in Pacific War (WWII), 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Japanese island of Okinawa

1945-07-10

Adm Marc Mitscher named chief of US Navy staff

1945-08-24

Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12

1946-11-23

French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000

1947-03-15

John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy

1947-07-23

1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI

1947-07-25

US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Department of Defense

1948-07-07

6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy

1950-06-27

North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

1954-09-30

USS Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the US Navy

1958-03-17

Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape

1958-03-31

US Navy forms atomic sub division

1958-10-09

Israeli navy inaugrates its first submarine

1960-11-29

26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)

1962-01-01

United States Navy SEALs established.

1962-01-15

Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea

1963-11-26

29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

1963-12-07

Instant replay is used for the first time in a Army-Navy game.

1970-07-31

Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.

1971-04-28

Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy

1971-06-06

Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die

1971-12-04

The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.

1974-08-01

China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine

1978-12-31

CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy

1979-05-19

"In The Navy" by Village People hits #3

1981-08-19

2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22

1982-11-30

US sub Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in So China Sea

1984-01-26

US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, NJ

1986-07-24

SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage

1986-08-28

US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying

1987-10-13

1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)

1988-07-04

US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290

1991-03-21

27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide

1993-08-31

HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission.

1994-03-07

US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship

1999-07-06

U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams.

2000-08-12

The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

2005-05-14

The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.

2006-09-22

The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.

2007-03-23

Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.

2007-04-04

15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.

2009-02-05

The United States Navy guided missile cruiser Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.

2009-04-12

U.S. Navy rescues captain Richard Phillips, killing three pirates and capturing a fourth.

2011-08-06

A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.

2011-10-27

The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.

2015-11-01

US Navy finds wreckage believed to be missing cargo ship El Faro

2016-01-30

US Navy sends ship near disputed island in South China Sea

2016-03-01

Navy SEAL who rescued American hostage awarded Medal of Honor

2016-04-14

US Navy video captures "aggressive" Russian flyby

2016-05-28

Italy navy recovered 45 bodies near half-sunken migrant boat

2016-10-13

US military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on US Navy ship

2016-12-11

Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series

2017-06-17

7 sailors missing, 2 injured after Navy destroyer collides with container ship off coast of Japan

2017-08-22

USS McCain the 4th Navy warship to crash in Asia this year

2017-08-23

US Navy to relieve Seventh Fleet commander after collisions in Asia

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Navy - Notable Birthdays

Marcus LuttrellNov 7, 1975

Navy - Birthdays
Date Event
1345-10-31

Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)

1633-02-23

Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

1718-04-26

Esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)

1762-10-16

Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)

1764-02-04

Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy

1778-07-28

Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1869

1789-10-03

Francis Hoyt Gregory, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1866

1790-03-30

Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877

1794-11-17

John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873

1795-05-13

Joshua Ratoon Sands, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883

1795-06-12

John Marston Jr, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1885

1796-09-22

Ret Cornelius Kinchiloe Stribling, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880

1797-11-07

Silas Horton Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1876

1797-12-11

Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1878

1798-04-03

Charles D Wilkes, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1877

1798-07-15

Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1875

1798-08-28

Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1863

1800-05-01

Ret Thomas Aloysius Dornin, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1874

1800-09-17

Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1874

1800-09-19

William Wister McKean, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1865

1801-04-07

Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882

1801-07-26

John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), died in 1867

1802-07-01

Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), died in 1878

1802-08-20

Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867

1802-11-20

James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1881

1803-04-21

Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885

1803-09-27

Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1865

1804-04-24

Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)

1804-05-22

John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885

1805-02-18

Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)

1806-05-26

Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880

1806-09-12

Andrew Hull Foote, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1863

1807-01-16

Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877

1807-06-11

James Findlay Schenck, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882

1808-06-11

Charles Henry Poor, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882

1808-10-13

Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1868

1808-12-20

Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887

1808-12-23

Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883

1808-12-25

Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890

1809-03-10

William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1864

1809-06-18

Sylvanus William Godon, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1879

1809-09-09

William Radford, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890

1809-09-27

Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1877

1810-10-13

James Shedden Palmer, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867

1811-07-11

Joseph Lanman, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1874

1811-08-11

Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]

1811-11-19

John Ancrum Winslow, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1873

1812-01-31

John Randolph Tucker, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1883

1812-02-11

Benjamin Franklin Sands, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883

1812-08-08

John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882

1812-08-25

Percival Drayton, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1865

1813-06-08

David Dixon Porter, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1891

1818-03-12

John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1897

1819-05-16

Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1898

1821-06-13

Navy Gustavus Vasa Fox, Asst Secy (Union), died in 1883

1823-06-25

James Dunwody Bulloch, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1901

1826-12-18

Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), died in 1906

1840-02-11

Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884

1842-11-04

William Barker Cushing, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1874

1845-02-15

Elihu Root, President Roosevelt at the Army-Navy Game

1852-09-25

Cornelis J Snijders, supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18)

1853-12-23

William H. Moody, Review of U.S. Marine Band by Sec'y Moody, U.S. Navy

1864-03-04

David W. Taylor, U.S. Navy architect (d. 1940)

1874-01-01

Frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)

1876-08-17

Henri G Winkelman, Dutch general/supreme commander/navy 1940

1880-08-29

Fred Leslie, Trust the Navy

1882-07-25

George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)

1883-05-16

Max Scheck, Sweetheart of the Navy

1884-07-29

Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)

1890-07-20

Hans Christian Adamson, Hellcats of the Navy

1892-02-15

James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy

1900-01-27

Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)

1901-10-19

Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)

1904-01-03

Roy Brickner, Eyes of the Navy

1905-03-18

Benny Friedman, The Navy Way

1905-08-10

Wandra Ramsey, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters

1905-08-19

Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)

1906-07-09

Walter Sande, Denver CO, actor (Navy vs Night Monsters)

1907-07-26

Sven Arvor, Cavalliers of the Navy

1908-12-08

Chris Sheen, Skimpy in the Navy

1908-12-29

Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)

1910-02-11

Eric Wild, Meet the Navy

1910-12-09

Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)

1910-12-11

George H. Sauer, 1948 Army-Navy Game

1913-07-27

George L. Street III American Navy Submariner (d. 2000)

1913-10-05

Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (d. 2007)

1913-11-30

David Lang, Hellcats of the Navy

1915-09-29

Ann Nagel, Boston MA, actress (Don Winslow of the Navy)

1915-9-08

Duffy Daugherty, 1975 Army-Navy Game

1916-07-19

Margaret Hurst, Meet the Navy

1917-05-02

Roy Kight, Navy Log

1918-11-24

Lee Bonnell, The Navy Comes Through

1920-07-07

Shûe Matsubayashi, The Imperial Navy

1921-04-11

Virginia O'Brien, Los Angeles California, actress (Francis in the Navy)

1922-03-10

Pamela Mason, London, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters)

1922-09-27

Carl Ballantine, actor (McHale's Navy)

1922-11-26

Terry Ryan, Dobie's Navy Blues

1923-07-10

John Bradley, United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi(see Iwo Jima) (d. 1994)

1924-11-08

Joe Flynn, Youngstown Ohio, actor (McHale's Navy)

1924-11-24

Dick Scott, The Army-Navy Football Game of November 30, 1946

1924-9-19

Marianne Schüler, Cavalliers of the Navy

1925-01-04

Johnny Lujack, 1970 Army-Navy Game

1925-04-18

Bob Hastings, Brooklyn New York, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family)

1926-07-30

Richard Everhart, Bilko Joins the Navy

1926-9-03

Bill Flemming, 1975 Army-Navy Game

1931-01-22

Connie Bulmer, The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell

1931-05-03

John Winton, We Joined the Navy

1932-03-29

William Charette, Ludington, Michigan, United States Navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)

1932-10-14

James Pryor, Francis in the Navy

1933-02-06

Mamie Van Doren, Rowena SD, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters) [or 2/2]

1933-12-15

Tim Conway, Willoughby Oh, comic (McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show)

1934-03-31

Yoshio Yoda, McHale's Navy

1934-08-12

Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)

1934-12-06

William Knight, Navy Seals

1934-9-08

Michael A. Hoey, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters

1939-06-24

Henry Lawrence Garett III, Miami Fla, Sect of Navy (1989-92)

1941-12-08

Randall "Duke" Cunningham, US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman

1942-03-29

Madelynn Broder, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters

1942-03-30

John Wright, McHale's Navy

1942-9-04

Langhorn Scruggs, The Navy Reunion

1944-12-30

William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy Admiral, former U.S. Central Command commander

1947-07-23

Dorrie Thomson, Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy

1948-04-13

Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy

1954-12-04

Gus Wing, Navy Seals

1954-12-15

Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY & NEWDAY)/ratledgm@spawar.navy.mil

1956-08-07

Kent V Rominger, Del Norte Colo, US Navy /astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85)

1956-11-22

Gowan, Navy Seals

1961-11-17

Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)

1974-04-08

Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)

1975-11-07

Marcus Luttrell, Houston Texas, United States Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor")

1978-05-30

Cyrus King, Navy Seal vs. Israeli Commando

1980-03-20

Ryan Fedje, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs

1981-04-05

Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

1982-10-19

Blaine Higdon, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs

1984-9-07

Anthony Jesse Cruz, McHale's Navy

Navy - Notable Weddings

David FarragutSep 2, 1824

Claire TrevorApr 17, 1943

Marcus LuttrellNov 27, 2010

Navy - Weddings
Date Event
1824-09-02

US Navy flag officer David Farragut (23) weds Susan Caroline Marchant

1843-12-26

US Navy flag officer David Farragut (42) weds Virginia Loyall

1943-04-17

Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico

2010-11-27

US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell (25) weds Melanie Juneau in Texas

Navy - Deaths
Date Event
1546-07-04

Hayreddin Barbarossa, Admiral of the Ottoman Navy (b. 1478)

1595-11-12

John Hawkins, English navigator/treasurer of the Navy, dies at 63

1683-09-05

Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64

1782-08-29

Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns (b. 1718)

1841-05-03

Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74

1844-02-28

Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1845-04-02

Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1763)

1917-07-02

William H. Moody, Review of U.S. Marine Band by Sec'y Moody, U.S. Navy

1918-03-13

William Courtleigh Jr., Neal of the Navy

1931-05-26

Adele Windsor, True to the Navy

1937-02-07

Elihu Root, President Roosevelt at the Army-Navy Game

1939-05-26

Cornelis J Cutters, supreme commander of Navy (1910-18), dies

1941-12-07

Mervyn S. Bennion, United States Navy Captain, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1887)

1941-12-07

Herbert C. Jones, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1918)

1941-12-07

Thomas J. Reeves, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1895)

1941-12-07

Franklin Van Valkenburgh, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1888)

1942-03-01

George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain (b. 1882)

1943-11-24

Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)

1945-08-01

Fred Leslie, Trust the Navy

1952-12-27

Henri G Winkelman, Dutch supreme commander army/navy 1940, dies at 76

1953-04-26

Bob Moak, In the Navy

1968-11-06

Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)

1973-11-23

Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64

1974-07-19

Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy), dies at 59

1977-07-16

Marianne Schüler, Cavalliers of the Navy

1981-05-30

Langhorn Scruggs, The Navy Reunion

1982-11-23

Benny Friedman, The Navy Way

1984-01-13

Roy Brickner, Eyes of the Navy

1984-08-27

Billy Sands, actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73

1985-06-15

Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)

1986-05-12

Lee Bonnell, The Navy Comes Through

1987-09-25

Duffy Daugherty, 1975 Army-Navy Game

1988-01-28

Roy Kight, Navy Log

1988-10-06

Don Terry, Don Winslow of the Navy

1989-04-29

Eric Wild, Meet the Navy

1989-09-24

Theron Triplett, Sweetheart of the Navy

1990-04-13

Connie Bulmer, The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell

1990-06-16

Richard Everhart, Bilko Joins the Navy

1993-03-29

Wandra Ramsey, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters

1994-01-06

"Iron" Adriaan van Es, Dutch undersec of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80

1994-02-05

George H. Sauer, 1948 Army-Navy Game

1994-04-03

Tom Hamilton, The Army-Navy Football Game of November 30, 1946

1994-11-11

Margaret Hurst, Meet the Navy

1999-04-19

David Sanes, US Navy employee

2000-02-26

George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)

2001-04-27

John Winton, We Joined the Navy

2001-05-05

Terry Ryan, Dobie's Navy Blues

2001-11-16

Sven Arvor, Cavalliers of the Navy

2004-01-28

Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)

2005-04-24

Gus Wing, Navy Seals

2005-07-05

James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)

2006-07-25

Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)

2006-09-29

Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

2007-05-11

David Lang, Hellcats of the Navy

2007-06-28

Eugene Bennett Fluckey, American Navy Submariner (b. 1913)

2007-07-20

Bill Flemming, 1975 Army-Navy Game

2008-10-03

Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)

2009-08-15

Shûe Matsubayashi, The Imperial Navy

2012-03-19

William Charette, American navy hospital corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, dies at 79

2014-08-17

Michael A. Hoey, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters

2015-01-15

Dorrie Thomson, Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy


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