Archive for November, 2013

Nov 7

The Trent Affair and the Indomitable Captain Charles Wilkes

Thursday, November 7, 2013 5:20 PM


From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Since the Navy’s inception in 1775, America’s Navy today continues to depend on the prowess and leadership of its people. Although they have always gone to sea in the finest ships and used the best equipment their nation could provide, it’s America’s Sailors who are the source of the Navy’s success. It is their commitment to their mission, their ability to operate independently, and their willingness to stand up for what they believe is right; People Matter! On this date in 1861, one such Sailor thrust himself onto the international stage… Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 5

First Catapult Launch: November 5, 1915

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 8:38 AM


On November 5, 1915, Lt.Comdr. Henry C. Mustin, in an AB-2 flying boat, made the first catapult launching from a ship, flying off the stern of the USS North Carolina (ACR 12) in Pensacola, Fl. View NHHC’s Facebook Photo Album for this event: This and other historic photographs are available in the Naval Institute’s on-line photo gallery: For research or sales assistance call (410) 905-7212 or email

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