Image description: This large rectangular device is a duplexer circuit, a piece of equipment that had major impacts on the success of Navy radar systems. The circuit allowed for a more compact antenna that could be mounted on ships.
By December 1938, the USS New York became the first active duty battleship to be equipped with the latest in radio detection and could identify aircraft nearly 50 miles out.
Photo from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
Image description: A U.S. Sailor with the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the USS Lassen boards a South Korean navy combat support ship during a training scenario in the East China Sea. The sailors conducted the mission with South Korean navy SEALs and an underwater demolition team members as part a trilateral interoperability exercise that included U.S., South Korean, and Japanese naval vessels.
Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly
Image description: A Navy aviation machinist test fires a jet engine’s afterburners aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Pacific Ocean.
Image courtesy of U.S. Navy. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman.
Image description: The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, demonstrates choreographed flight skills during the annual Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, DC.
Photo by Todd Frantom, U.S. Navy
Image description: Graduates in the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2012 toss their covers following the school’s annual graduation and commissioning ceremony on May 29, 2012 in Annapolis, MD.
Photo from the U.S. Navy.