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Morro Bay trained island invaders during World War II

By on Nov 9, 2015 in News | 0 comments

More than a decade before the power plant was built, the U.S. Navy had a training base in Morro Bay during World War II. Source: Morro Bay trained island invaders during World War II | The Tribune

Navy Destroyer USS Gridley Visits Santa Barbara

By on Sep 22, 2015 in News, Ships, Vessels | 0 comments

The 500’ Navy Destroyer USS Gridley will visit Santa Barbara from Monday evening, September 21st through early Friday morning, September 25th. Based in San Diego, California, the Gridley visit this week allows sailors shore leave as well as providing them opportunities to give back to the community through service projects such as a beach cleanup and time spent reading with local elementary students. There will be no public tours of the ship. The USS Gridley was commissioned on February 10, 2007. She is named after Captain Charles Gridley, who commanded Admiral George Dewey’s flagship USS Olympia during the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. Its motto, Ignis Ubi Paratus, means “Fire when ready.” The Gridley’s visit to Santa Barbara is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Navy League, in junction with the City of Santa Barbara’s Waterfront Department.

Navy, Coast Guard ships sail up Hudson River as part of Fleet

By on May 22, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

Fleet Week began in earnest today when nine ships arrived in New York as part of the annual naval spectacle, the Parade of Ships. Source: Navy, Coast Guard ships sail up Hudson River as part of Fleet Week (PHOTOS) | NJ.com

Great Carrier Reef

By on Mar 15, 2015 in Ships, Vessels | 0 comments

The USS Oriskany became an artificial reef off the coast of Florida in 2004. Its nickname is the Great Carrier Reef and it’s become one of the top diving destinations in the world. Just a fun little fact we thought we’d share with our readers.

Navy Reserve marks 100 years

By on Feb 28, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Navy Reserve marks 100 years.