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October 13, 1775: Navy birthday Happy Birthday United States Navy


New Providence Challenge Coin
Price which includes shipping is $7.00
Special Reunion price is $6.00

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USS PROVIDENCE REUNION


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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014

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LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS OF THE US NAVY  

 

AVIATION HISTORY ... 2013

 


New High Speed Stealth Vessel Sea Trials  

 


New Memorial Display Case aboard USS Salem CA-139
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Click here for rare photos: The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII


Rare footage of Japanese Surrender

 

Providence returns on March 19, 2013
Job Well Done!

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A Great Video

Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret) reminisces about the daring August 1972 raid into Haiphong Harbor by four U.S. Navy warships, including USS Providence.


submitted by Dan Davis

Operation Lion's Den

Although Linebacker was largely carried out by air, naval forces were also deployed to provide counter battery fire against enemy targets along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and other important logistical areas and in support of ground troops. One such operation was Operation Lion's Den, or "The Battle of Haiphong Harbor". On 27 August 1972. Vice Admiral James L. Holloway III took with him his ship, the heavy cruiser Newport News, the guided missile cruiser Providence, and the destroyers Robison and Rowan conducted a brief night raid against the North Vietnamese forces protecting the port of Haiphong. After the bombardment, the ships were threatened by four Russian-built torpedo boats. Joined by two aircraft from the Coral Sea, three of the four torpedo boats were sunk. It was one of the few ship-to-ship naval battles of the war.[52]

Paris Peace Talks and conclusion

For more details on on the negotiations, see Paris Peace Talks.

The stalled offensive in the south and the devastation in North Vietnam had helped to convince Hanoi to return to the bargaining table by early August.[51] The meetings produced new concessions from Hanoi which promised to end the deadlock that had plagued negotiations since their inception in 1968. Gone were Hanoi's demands for the ouster of South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu and his replacement by a coalition government in which the National Liberation Front would participate.[53] The diplomatic impasse was broken and Nixon ordered a halt to all bombing above the 20th parallel on 23 October. This once again placed Hanoi and Haiphong off-limits, and halted Linebacker operations.

 

Click here for Command History of 1972

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A Tribute to Bos'n Craft

Bos'n Craft who served aboard Providence for over 10 years was well liked and respected by all who served with him. Here are a few emails of remembrance of this great man from Kentucky. click here

 

Dedication

This web site is dedicated to all the families, friends and the crew members present and past who served aboard the ships named Providence. It is a tribute to the devotion to duty and tireless efforts of those who served aboard her in peace and war. May we never forget the spirit of Providence and those who stand vigilant and strong, always ready to protect and defend our country.

Today our military is called to action again and I am proud of the men and women going in harms way to defend our country. God Bless America and Godspeed to our troops.

Website created January 21, 1999

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at sam@star77.com

Sam Villa, (Webmaster)
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