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The first U.S. Navy surface ship powered by electric motors was the USS Jupiter.

She was later converted into the first aircraft carrier (see image below) and renamed the USS Langley.

According to MIT’s site on electric ship history here, “the early electrically powered [...]

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Civil War hero and admiral David Farragut literally grew up at sea. In the U.S. Navy since the age of ten, he served under David Porter as a midshipman beginning in 1811 on the USS Essex. A surrogate father, “Porter supervised his education and training while seizing every opportunity to throw responsibility on [...]

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Thanks to reader Aly Mostel for forwarding me this link. I enjoyed it a great deal. Click on the image below or here to play.

From Time,

“The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln celebrates the 200th birthday [...]

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Brian McAllister Linn. The Philippine War, 1899-1902. Reprint. University Press of Kansas, 2000.

Brian Linn recounts the military operations that took place between the opening months of 1899 and July 1902 in what some of his reviewers [...]

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