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Angles With The Lamp

Angels With The Lamp On May 13, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill authorizing the establishment of the Nurse Corps as a unique staff corps in the Navy. Initially, all Nurse Corps candidates were required to travel to Washington,...

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Atlantic Shark Institute

Atlantic Shark Institute The Atlantic Shark Institute is a shark research organization dedicated to funding and supporting the Atlantic’s best shark scientists and researchers in an open and collaborative way. These respected scientists and organizations benefit from...

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Seahorses

Seahorses U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services Seahorses are fascinating sea creatures native to saltwater environments from the tropics to temperate zones. They are called “seahorses” because of their horse-like heads. Even their scientific name is based on the Greek...

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Unconditional Trust

Unconditional Trust The time LTJG Greenert nearly sank a submarine in port By David B. Larter Admiral Jon Greenert’s career nearly ended almost as soon as it began – it was that time that as a junior officer on duty, when he nearly sank his submarine in port. He...

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Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau As early as 1825 an Englishman, named William James had produced a design for a compressed-air diving apparatus, with the tank strapped to the body.  But,  it was never developed. In the 1830s divers were still dependent on suits connected to surface...

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Sea Hunt

Sea Hunt Sea Hunt was an American action adventure television series. It aired in syndication from 1958 to 1961. 155 episodes were produced. The series starred Lloyd Bridges as Mike Nelson; a free-lance scuba diver who had various adventures. In the series, as a...

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Flashing Lamp/Light Signaling/Morse Code

Flashing Lamp/Light Signaling/Morse Code Signal lamps were pioneered by the Royal Navy in the late 19th century and continue to be used to the present day on naval vessels. They provided handy, relatively secure communications, which were especially useful during...

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Semaphore Flag Signaling System

Semaphore Flag Signaling System The Semaphore flag signaling system is an alphabet signaling system based on the waving of a pair of hand-held flags in a particular pattern The flags are usually square. Red and yellow, divided diagonally with the red portion in the...

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The Laws Of The Navy

The Laws Of The Navy by Admiral R.A. Hopwood, RN (Retired) Now these are the laws of the Navy,Unwritten and varied they be;And he that is wise will observe them,Going down in his ship to the sea; As naught may outrun the destroyer,Even so with the law and its grip,For...

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U.S. Naval Academy Cannonballs (The Edible Kind)

U.S. Naval Academy Cannonballs: The Recipe Ingredients Six (6) Apples, cored and peeled ½ lb. Granular sugar ¼ lb. Soft butter (During the 1970’s the Naval Academy only used and served ‘real’ butter) Six Ounces (6 oz.) Pie Dough (or of sufficient quantity) Cinnamon...

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