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USS Gudgeon sank the first Japanese submarine, I-173, in WWII on 27 Jan 1942.

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Jones Paul Jones was laid to rest at the Naval Academy on this date, 1913.

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See more images of USS Pueblo and her crew on NHHC's website.

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The first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was launched today in 1954.

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Seaplanes on the beach at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, March 1914.

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Life of a Midshipman. Signalling training at the Naval Academy, Sept 45.

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Painting honoring LT C. Wilkes on his Antarctic voyage, USS Vincennes behind.

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On 18 January 1911, Eugene Ely landed the first aircraft on board a warship, USS Pennsylvania.

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We salute the Religious Program Specialists (RPs) on their 31st Anniversary today.

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Ensign Jesse L. Brown was the first African-American Naval Aviator. Read about his career on

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On 13 January 1964, USS Manley (DD-940) evacuated 54 Americans and 36 allied nationals after the Zanzibar government was overthrown. NHHC Photograph Collection, L-file.

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Photo Curator Finney helped Florentine Films, under the direction of Ken Burns, to find images of Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt for a series tentatively entitled, “The Age of the Roosevelts". Pictured while Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 19

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On 12 January 1953, aircraft landings were tested on board USS Antietam (CVA-36), the first angled flight deck carrier. This picture was taken a few days later. NHHC Collection, NH 97364.

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Joan C. Bynum was the first African-American female to advance to the rank of Captain, November 1978. Photographer: JO1 Gerald Atchinson. NHHC Diversity Photograph Collection, L-file.

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Mr. J. Freedland and Mr. G. Dowell, WJE Inc. associates, came to see Photo Curator Hanshew to do image research for the renovation of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, formerly known as the State, War and Navy Building, Washington, D.C. NH 60822.

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Eagles and Chevrons. This photograph was taken to honor the sailors who were advanced on board USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) in 1971, nearly 20 percent. NHHC Photograph Collection, L-file.

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On 7 January 1960, the Navy launched its first fully-guided flight of a Polaris missile at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It flew 900 miles. The missile in this photograph was tested a few months later in March. NHHC Photograph Collection.

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On 6 January 1996, USS Hopper (DDG 70) was commissioned at Bath Iron Works Shipyard, Maine. She was named for RADM Grace M. Hopper, USNR. NHHC Photograph Collection, L-file.
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On 6 January 1996, USS Hopper (DDG 70) was commissioned at Bath I

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On 5 January 1943, USS Helena (CL-50) fired the first proximity fused projectile in combat and shot down a Japanese divebomber in the southwest Pacific. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 95813.

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On 4 January 1910, USS Michigan (BB-27) was the first U.S. dreadnought battleship commissioned. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 46274.

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