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navy in the 19th century

  • Opening of a naval school

    A navy school was opened in 1845 with funding from congress in annapolis, Maryland. The school opened with 50 midshipman students and 7 professors. The course of study was originally made for 5 years with the first and last being spent at the school while the 3 in between being spent out at sea.
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    Us Navy History

  • Us naval school s renamed the United states Naval Academy

    Us naval school s renamed the United states Naval Academy
    The naval school is renamed The United States Naval Academy. The Academy and placed under the supervision of the chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography. The course Study is then pushed up to seven years with the first and last two spent at the school and the 3 in between spent on a ship
  • Flogging banned

    Flogging banned
    Flogging, which is a type of punishment that the navy used to punish sailors is banned by president Fillmore. Flogging was when a sailor was tied up to the side of the ship and hit with something, for example a metal rod, a whip, or a strap on the sailors bare back
  • The Perry Expedetion

    The Perry Expedetion
    In 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry lead the Perry Expedition which was a squadron of four ships which sailed to japan to establish normal relations with the country. This expedition convinced japa to end three centuries of isolation and sigh the treaty of Kanagwa which was a treaty of friendship and opend normal trades relations between the us and Japan
  • Torching of Norfolk Navy Yard

    Torching of Norfolk Navy Yard
    During the evening of April 20, 1861, the Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Virginia was evacuated by federal forces and torched. The destruction was ordered by the yard's commandant C.S. McCauley.It was torched so that the Confederats could not take it over.
  • Steamer Fanny Captured by CSN

    Steamer Fanny Captured by CSN
    Confederate naval forces, including CSS Curlew, Raleigh, and Junaluska, under Flag Officer W. F. Lynch, CSN, captured steamer Fanny (later CSS Fanny) in Pamlico Sound with Union troops on board.
  • Battle Of belmont

    Battle Of belmont
    U S S Tyler, Commander H. Walke, and USS Lexington, Commander R. Stembel, supported 3,000 Union troops under General Grant at the Battle of Belmont, Missouri. and engaged Confederate batteries along the Mississippi River
  • capturing of Fort Henry

    capturing of Fort Henry
    Naval forces under Flag Officer A. H. Foote captured strategic Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. This breached the Confederate line and opened the flood gates for the flow of Union power deep into the South.
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    Pic of the battle
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    Battle Of Hampton Roads

    The battle of Hampton Roads was a battle that took place during the American civil war and was between the Union and Confederates. The battle was important because it was the first time that two ships who were both ironclads battled.
  • capturing of new orleans

    capturing of new orleans
    Flag Officer D. G. Farragut's fleet ran past Forts Jackson and St. Philip, destroyed the defending Confederate flotilla below New Orleans, and, next day, compelled the surrender of the South's largest and wealthiest city.
  • Uss westfield destroyed

    Uss westfieldCSS Bayou City and Neptune engaged the Union fleet at Galveston, forcing the North's withdrawal from that foothold on the Texas coast. USS Harriet Lane was captured and USS Westfield was destroyed.
  • Destroying Of Css Nashville

    Destroying Of Css Nashville
    USS Montauk, Wissahickon, Seneca, and Dawn shelled and destroyed blockade runner Rattlesnake (formerly CSS Nashville) under the guns of Fort McAllister, Georgia. For more than a month, Union ironclads had been bombarding the fort guarding the approaches to Savannah.
  • USS Keokuk sinks.

    USS Keokuk sinks.
    Rear Admiral S. F. Du Pont's ironclad squadron engaged strong Confederate forts in Charleston harbor in an attempt to penetrate the defenses and capture the city. The ironclads were heavily damaged and the attack was broken off; USS Keokuk sank the next day.
  • Uss Southfield Sinks

    Uss Southfield Sinks
    CSS Albemarle, Commander J. W. Cooke, sank USS Southfield and forced the remainder of the Union squadron at Plymouth, North Carolina, to withdraw. Having gained control of the waterways in the area, the Confederates were able to capture Plymouth on 20 April.
  • The Css Alabama Was Sunk by the Uss Kearsarge

    The Css Alabama Was Sunk by the Uss Kearsarge
    Returning to the South Atlantic, the cruiser C.S.S. Alabama arrived at Cherbourg, France, 11 June 1864. Since its commissioning, the Alabama had cruised for approximately 21 months over nearly 75,000 miles and had taken 64 prizes worth more than $6.5 million. The ship never entered a Confederate port but was replenished and refueled in such spots as Bahia in Brazil, Capetown, Singapore, and Cherbourg. 3 days after the Confederate warship anchored in the French harbor, the U.S.S Kearsarge took
  • Making of Us Cruisers

    Making of Us Cruisers
    The 1884 Navy Appropriation Act authorized construction of the cruisers USS Atlanta, USS Boston, and USS Chicago. These steel ships was the first equipped with modern breechloading guns and this act marked the beginning of the transition from wood and sail to steel and steam. The Act also, incidentally, changed the rank of master to lieutenant
  • Hawaiian Intervention

    Hawaiian Intervention
    Hawaiian intervention: American settlers in Hawaii revolted against Queen Liliukalani, after she proclaimed a new constitution that reduced their influence in the islands' government. The success of the uprising was assured when U.S. Minister John L. Stevens had the cruiser USS Boston, then at Honolulu, land 150 Sailors and Marines, to protect the American legation. The settlers wanted the United States to annex the islands, but the incoming Democratic administration of President Grover Clevelan
  • Uss Maine Is Sunk

    Uss Maine Is Sunk
    The U.S.S. Maine was one of the first American battleships and cost more than $2 million to build. The ship had been sent to Cuba after riots broke out in Havana. The Maine was sent to protect American interests there. Americans were shocked when the ship exploded and sank and 266 of the 354-crew members were killed.
  • Battle Of Manilla Bay

    Battle Of Manilla Bay
    At Manila Bay in the Philippines, the U.S. Asiatic Squadron destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the Spanish-American War. Nearly 400 Spanish sailors were killed and 10 Spanish warships wrecked or captured at the cost of only six Americans wounded.
  • First Us naval Sub

    First Us naval Sub
    The first submarine commissioned into the U.S. Navy. The USS Holland IV (SS-1) is launched, marking the beginning of submarines in the U.S. Navy.