Nagumo (left) with his middle school friend (Ichiro Saeki) in Seattle, Washington in 1925 After his return to Japan, Nagumo served as an instructor at the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy from 1927-1929. Nagumo was promoted to captain in November 1929 and assumed command of the light cruiser Naka and from 1930-1931 was commander of the 11th Destroyer Division. After serving in administrative positions from 1931–1933, he assumed command of the heavy cruiser Takao from 1933–1934, and the battleship Yamashiro from 1934-1935. He was promoted to rear admiral on 1 November 1935. As a Rear Admiral, Nagumo commanded the 8th Cruiser Division to support Imperial
James mother, Elizabeth died in 1808 when James was at the immature age of seven. Being so young still after his mothers death and with his father growing older, a family friend and commander by the name of David Porter informally adopted James with permission his father. James was to be trained for later on in life. Two years after being adopted James was appointed as midshipman at only nine and a half years old. While sailing with Porter on the Essex during the War of 1812, James changed his name to David after David Porter.
The Merrimack first headed toward a twenty-four-gun wooden hulled steam-sailing slope, Cumberland. After ramming and sinking the Cumberland the Merrimack headed for the Congress, a fifty-gun frigate. An awestruck Union officer watched the fight as the Merrimack fired “shot and shell into her with terrific effect, while the shot from the Congress glanced from her iron-plated sloping sides without doing any apparent injury.” After the first day the Confederates were leading 2-0 proving iron superior to wood. | | On March 9, 1862 as the Merrimack arrived for day two of fighting, it found a Union ship called the Monitor waiting for it. The Confederate ironclad carried more guns than the Monitor, but it was slow, clumsy, and prone to engine trouble.
At age 13, he made a battery powered automobile. In 1930, at the age of twenty, Jacques entered the French Naval Academy. From 1933 to 1935 he served in the Far East aboard the cruiser Primaguet and ashore in Shanghai. He trained as a Navy flier until a serious automobile accident ended his aviation career. For his war efforts he was awarded two medals, One for honor, and the other, A Purple Heart.
Civil War Biography Essay: George E. Pickett “Up men! And to your posts! And let no man forget today, that you are from Old Virginia!” said Major General George E. Pickett before fighting the attack called Pickett’s Charge. George E. Pickett was born in Richmond, Virginia, on January 16, 1825. He was raised in an enthusiastic war family and graduated from West Point at the bottom of his class.
Formosa V. Memorials THE NAVAL HISTORY OF COMMODORE MATTHEW CALBRAITH PERRY Matthew Calbraith Perry was born on April 10th, 1794 in Newport, Rhode Island. Perry was the younger brother of Oliver Hazard Perry and the son of Christopher Raymond Perry, both well known naval captains that served in the U.S. navy. Matthew Perry himself served in the U.S. Navy from 1809 to 1855, being a midshipman at the age of fifteen. While just starting out in the naval career as a young man Perry was under the command of his older brother Oliver Hazard Perry aboard the USS Revenge. In 1810, he was moved to the USS President, which had a victorious battle with the British ship Little Belt, where he was slightly wounded.
The Case of R v Dudley & Stephens 1) Briefly state what happened in R v Dudley & Stephens In the case of R v Dudley & Stephens there was a sailboat that was struck by a wave due to the wave the boat was sinking and there was 3 people on the lifeboat that people had to get on. Steven, Stephens and Parker. The 3 then went on to an island where they were basically stranded and had nowhere to go. They spent 20 days on the Island before coming to a decision that they wanted to perform a cannibalism act on Richard Parker the 17 year old. After 4 days the two then saw a rescue which was coming to get them, which was by a German sailing barque Montezuma which returned the men to Falmouth, Cornwall.
Leonhard Euler and the Seven Bridges of Konigsburg: Brief Biography of Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler was born on April 15, 1707 in Basel, Switzerland. In his early school years he attended a poor school and was not exposed to mathematics. His father, Paul Euler, taught him mathematics. Paul wanted his son to pursue a career in divinity and sent him to the University of Basel in 1720 at age 14. It was at university where Euler’s potential in mathematics was discovered.
Jefferson selects Lewis to lead this expedition. Lewis has served as a private soldier and became Captain in the U.S. Army. Lewis is well educated on scientific observation and is a skilled naturalist. In 1804 Congress approves the expedition and Lewis selects William Clark to help him lead this journey. In April Lewis, Clark, and thirty other men recruited for the “Corps of Discovery” meet in St. Louis and prepare for the journey up the Missouri River to the Pacific coast.
Although these two attacks occurred under separate circumstances, were 55 years apart, and had significantly different outcomes, both ships shared certain similarities regarding what they experienced. On July 26, 1945, the USS Indianapolis arrived at the Tinian island of Guam in order to deliver the world's first operational atomic bomb. Four days later, subsequent to departure from the island headed towards the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines to rendezvous with the USS Idaho, the ship was attacked by a Japanese submarine called the I-58. Within twelve minutes the whole ship was sunk with only 900 survivors of the original 1,196 man crew left floating in the water. For the following four days , the crew was left to fend for themselves in the water suffering from starvation, dehydration, body wounds, and possibly the worst of all, shark attacks.