Navy Confirms Wreckage is USS Samuel B Roberts DE 413

Seventy-eight years after her loss during World War II, the U.S. Navy confirmed June 25, 2022, the location of USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413). As announced on Twitter June 24 by retired naval officer and underwater explorer Victor Vescovo, he and a team from the undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic located the destroyer escort ship more than four miles…

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NHHC Proclamation: U.S. Navy Original Six Frigates Day

Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Deputy Director Patrick Burns, on behalf of NHHC Director Sam Cox, signed a proclamation May 9, proclaiming May 10, 2022, “U.S. Navy Original Six Frigates Day” during an event held at the National Museum of the United States Navy. The date marks the 225th anniversary of the launch of the first of the U.S.…

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Naval Historian Receives Distinguished Public Service Award

May 18, 2021 – The director of Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) participated in a ceremony to present the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award to James D. Hornfischer May 17 during a virtual ceremony. During his remarks at the ceremony, NHHC Director Samuel J. Cox, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, explained the significance of the award, highlighting Hornfischer’s…

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Carderock’s Unique Capabilities Help Assess Damage to Sunken Lexington

February 2, 2021 – USS Lexington (CV-2), often called “Lady Lex,” was commissioned at Quincy, Massachusetts, in December 1927, and was the second aircraft carrier to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Primarily operating in the Pacific, Lady Lex took part in fleet maneuvers in the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands and off the Panama Canal. In 1942, she participated…

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