1785 – Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer, was born at South Kingston, Rhode Island, on the 23rd of August. 1799 – He entered the navy as midshipman with his father, Christopher Raymond Perry, a captain in the navy, and saw service against the Barbary pirates. 1812 – At the beginning of the War, he ..
1880 – Born on the 16th of January. 1894 – He served in the Grand Fleet during the First World War. 1925 – He commanded the boys’ training establishment at Forton. 1928 – He was appointed Director of Operations Division at the Admiralty. 1931 – He became the Director of Naval Equipment. 1941 – He ..
US admiral and war hero in World War II commander-in-chief of US naval forces in the Pacific 1941-1945 chief of naval operations 1945-1..
1758 – Born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk on the 29th of September. 1771 – His naval career began on 1st of January when he reported to the third-rate Raisonnable as an Ordinary Seaman and coxswain. Nelson’s maternal uncle, Captain Maurice Suckling, commanded the vessel. 1777 – Nelson had risen to the rank of lieutenant and ..
1857 – Paul Morton born on the 22nd of May. He was a U.S. businessman. 1904 – 1905 – He served as the Secretary of Navy between. He was the son of Julius Sterling Morton, who had served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland. 1911 – Died on the 19th of February. 0.0 ..
US biographer and historian wrote biographies "Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus" 1942 (Pulitzer Prize for biography 1943), "John Paul Jones" 1959 (Pulitzer Prize for biography 1960), 15-volume history "History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II" 1947-1..
1952 – Kathleen McGrath, born in the United States. She was the first woman to command a United States Navy warship. 1975 – Graduated from California State University at Sacramento. 1980 – Worked in the United States Forestry Service. 1990 – She participated in the operation intended to protect Saudi Arabia after Iraq invaded Kuwait. ..
1806 – Matthew Fontaine Maury was born on January 14th near Fredericksburg, Virginia. 1825 – Maury made his first three extended voyages to Europe, around the world, and to the Pacific coast of South America. 1834 – Maury married Ann Hull Herndon and settled in Fredericksburg. – Maury produced published works on sea ..
1792 – Born on July 10th in London, England. A naval officer and the first important English novelist after Tobias Smollett to make full and amusing use of his varied experience at sea. 1806 – Marryat entered the Royal Navy at the age of 14 and served with distinction in many parts of the world. ..
1862 – Born on the 5th of September in Brompton England. 1875 – He entered the Britannia as a naval cadet. 1877 – He was promoted as Midshipman a subordinate officer. 1881 – He was promoted as a sub-lieutenant. 1892 – He was appointed as a torpedo lieutenant of the Royal Sovereign, flagship of the ..