Tagged: naval history

National Maritime Day May 22nd 2017

SS Savannah was an American hybrid sailing ship/sidewheel steamer built in 1818.  She is notable for being the first steamship in the world to cross the Atlantic Ocean, a feat that was accomplished from May to June 1819, although only a fraction of the distance was covered with the ship under steam power; As the ship was too small to… Read more

National Maritime Day May 22nd 2014 | Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement

 May 22nd is National Maritime Day, first declared so by Congress in 1933, the date that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. SS Savannah was an American hybrid sailing ship/sidewheel steamer built in 1818.  She is notable for being the first steamship in the world to cross the… Read more

Veterans Memorial Center; Honoring and Perpetuating the Memory of all Veterans

VeteranOwnedBusiness.com is proud to welcome Veterans Memorial Center of San Diego, California (San Diego County CA) to the Veteran Owned Business Directory Nonprofit Section. Veterans Memorial Center Details:  The Veterans Memorial Center, Inc. was formed in March 1989 to create, maintain, and operate an institution to honor and perpetuate the memories of all men and women who have served in the Armed Forces… Read more

National Maritime Day May 22nd 2012 | Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement

May 22nd is National Maritime Day, first declared so by Congress in 1933, the date that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. SS Savannah was an American hybrid sailing ship/sidewheel steamer built in 1818.  She is notable for being the first steamship in the world to cross the… Read more
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United States Navy commemorates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of our National Anthem

Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors: From 2012 to 2015, the United States Navy and its partners will commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.  It is remarkable that 200 years ago, the first declared war in our nation’s history was fought against the two nations which… Read more