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Naval History On This Day, Any Nation

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Britannia, July 4, 1840-  She took the age of sail and 6 week crossings down to a fortnight with her steam/paddlewheel propulsion system.  Samuel Cunard and his daughter were on board along with 117 other passengers, 89 in the crew and 3 cats to keep the rats in check.

 

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9-11 how can any one forget this one? 


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Jay, it's etched permanently in my being. I watched the Twin Towers being built in the late 60s, while in college. And as an Emergency Manager for the the state of New Jersey, I watched them fall. :(

The heroic 343 firemen and medics who ran into the buildings, along with NYPD and Port Authority police were true heroes that day. We continue to mourn the 3,000 plus folks who died that day. :(

 

We must never forget this dastardly act.


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October 21st - Trafalgar Day. - 210 years.

 

 

The NMM is displaying a Union Jack that was flown at the Battle.

It was on HMS Minotaur and now sits alongside Nelson's uniform.

 

 

 

Nick


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Remembering Trafalgar Day, today. The RN, the Nelson Society, the 1805 Club and other organisations wiil be holding dinners to commemorate Nelson's greatest battle and his tragic death.

 

The toast is traditionally, 'The Immortal Memory', although latterly the words 'of Nelson and those who fell with him', have been added. I believe this was the original wording until it fell out of use until more recently. Nelson would certainly have approved of their replacement.


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Remembering the 29 crew-members of the Edmund Fitzgerald, that lost their lives on this day 40 years ago in Lake Superior.

 

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Just one more, George.

This one is for Euclidean, our new member.

 

It was on November 11, 1675 when Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time by finding the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x).


Edited by Modeler12, 12 November 2015 - 12:39 AM.

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I'm surprised that The Battle of Jutland wasn't mentioned.

It since been 100 years on the 31 May & 1 June 1916.


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17th June 1940

 

The sinking of RMS Lancastria.

The largest loss of life in any British Naval disaster.

Accurate figures not know but a minimum of 4,000 and up to over 6,000 lives lost.

2,447 survivors, amongst them my Grandad although inhalation of fuel oil got him eventually.

 

Nick 


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 Launched in 1756 -      July 10, 1778 HMS Lively (20) (Gibraltor Class) got lost in the fog and wound up in the middle of the French fleet near Brest and was captured.  I did a little search on this ship and she had quite a busy life.  Wound up being recaptured by the British and finished her 28 year career in 1784.

Allan


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On 1 October 1941, His Majesty King George VI approved the designation "Royal New Zealand Navy" for the regular element of the New Zealand Naval Forces.


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Crosspost from the American Sailing Warships thread and not big history or anything, but the receiving ship Independence, a razee'd 74, in drydock in Mare Island, San Francisco 130 years ago today.

 

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