Navy 2020 Wall Calendar

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The Navy 2020 calendar is a tribute to the men and women who have fought to protect our nation, to deter aggression, and to maintain freedom of the seas. Navy and Marine Corps action over the past 245 years is represented here in full-color paintings. Significant events in naval history are listed in every month. Sales of the calendar benefit the Naval Historical Foundation. Anchor’s aweigh!

Paintings pictured in this edition include:

E 65th Street

Acrylic Painting by Erick Marshall Murray

Collection of the United States Navy

An F-18 Hornet is launched from the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) around 1999. Commissioned in 1961, the “Big E” remained in service until 2012.

The Lookout, USS Chandler

Watercolor by Walter E Brightwell

Collection of the United States Navy

USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD 717) was a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. This image depicts a lookout on duty during one of the destroyer’s Vietnam deployments.

Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Black Stallion 41 (MH-53E) Supporting the Fleet with USS Theodore Roosevelt

Oil painting by Ronald Wong

Collection of the United States Navy

The American-led coalition to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein and the subsequent effort to defeat ISIS depended on naval air power from Nimitz-class aircraft carriers such as the Theodore Roosevelt. The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military.

MICHIGAN at Dive Point, Dabob Bay

Oil Painting by John Charles Roach

Collection of the United States Navy

Homeported at Bangor, Washington, the USS Michigan entered service as a ballistic missile submarine carrying 24 Trident nuclear-tipped missiles and was converted between 2004 and 2007 to carry 154 conventional cruise missiles in order to provide special forces support.

Battle of Manila Bay

Oil Painting by Frederick Bauer

Collection of the United States Navy

With war declared between the United States and Spain in 1898, the first action of the war took place in the Philippines on May 1, 1898 when Commodore George Dewey took the American Asiatic Squadron into Manila Bay to destroy Spanish naval forces. His flagship Olympia is located now in Philadelphia.  

Battle of Tripoli

Oil Painting by J. Pampanella

Collection of the United States Navy

With war declared between the United States and the Barbary State of Tripoli, the U.S. Navy suffered a setback on October 31, 1803 when the frigate Philadelphia ran aground off Tripoli and was forced to strike her colors. The now enemy warship would meet its fate on February 16, 1804 when a small contingent of sailors and Marines led by Lt. Stephan Decatur, Jr. embarked on the sloop Intrepid and sailed into the Tripoli harbor to torch the former American frigate. 

Constitution Escaping the British Fleet

Oil Painting by Anton Otto Fischer

Collection of the United States Navy

A month after the U.S. declaration of war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812, Captain Isaac Hull encountered a British squadron and unable to sail due to lack of wind. Rather than face capture, Hull ordered the crew to put boats over the side to tow the ship out of range. The British ships copied the tactic and pursued for 57 hours before abandoning the chase

The Kill

Oil Painting by Robert Benney

Collection of the United States Navy

The use of escort carriers flying aircraft such as the TBF Avenger proved to be one of serval factors that won the battle of the North Atlantic against German U-Boats.

USS John F Kennedy, Bow View, Underway

Painting on Canvas adhered to aluminum by N Allen Rhodes

Collection of the United States Navy

The JFK (CV 67) was the final conventionally powered aircraft carrier in the United States, commissioned in 1968 to honor the 35th president. After nearly four decades in service, the supercarrier was decommissioned in 2007. The name will be carried in the second carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class.    

The Sixth Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet Leaving the Firth of Forth

Oil painting by Burnell Poole

Collection of the United States Navy

The Sixth Battle Squadron was the name given to the U.S. Navy’s Battleship Division Nine which served to reinforce the Royal Navy Grand Fleet from 1917 to 1918 should the German High Seas Fleet deploy for a second battle of Jutland showdown. Of note, the United States sent some of its older coal-burning dreadnoughts since the British had limited oil stocks.

Fleet of Iron-Clad Monitors

Lithograph Print by unknown artist

Collection of the United States Navy

Following the successful debut of John Ericsson’s Monitor against CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, the Union Navy built a fleet of monitors. Unfortunately, their low freeboard made them very unseaworthy in heavy seas as was the case with the original Monitor, lost off Cape Hatteras on December 31, 1862.

Ships of the Navy

Painting by F. Muller

Collection of the United States Navy

This painting portrays the types of ships which fought successfully in the Spanish-American War. Pictured left to right: USS Marietta (PG-15), gunboat built in 1897; USS Puritan (BM-1), monitor built in 1896; USS Illinois (BB-7), battleships built in 1898; USS Iowa (BB-4), battleship in 1896; USS Stringham (TB-19), torpedo boat built in 1899.






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