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THE NAVAL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA THE NAVAL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA www.history.navy.mil SHIPS SHIPS USS Alameda (AO 10), 1919 USS Alpine (APA 92), 1943 USS Butte (APA 68), 1944 California I (Screw Sloop), 1870 California II (Armored Cruiser No. 6), 1907 USS California III (S.P. 249), 1917 USS California IV (No. 647), 1917 USS California V (BB 44), 1921 USS California VI (CGN 36), 1974 USS California VII (SSN 781), 2011 USS Carney (DDG 64), 1996 USS Coronado (PF 38), 1943 USS Coronado (LCS 4), 2014 USS Cuyama (AO 3), 1917 USS Glendale (PF 36), 1943 USS Half Moon (AVP 26), 1943 USS Long Beach I (AK 9), 1917 USS Long Beach II (PF 34), 1943 USS Long Beach III (CGN 9), 1961 USS Los Angeles I (Screw Tanker), 1917 USS Los Angeles III (CA 135), 1945 USS Los Angeles IV (SSN 688), 1976 USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658), 1966 USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), 2019 Monterey II (Monitor No. 6), 1893 USS Monterey (CVL 26), 1943 USS Monterey (CG 61), 1990 USS Oakland (CL 95), 1943 USS Robert K. Huntington (DD 781), 1945 Sacramento I (Screw Sloop), 1863 USS Sacramento (PG 19), 1914 USS Sacramento (AOE 1), 1964 USS San Diego (CL 53), 1942 USS San Diego (AFS 6), 1969 USS San Diego (LPD 22), 2012 San Francisco I (Cruiser No. 5), 1890 USS San Francisco (CA 38), 1934 USS San Francisco (SSN 711), 1981 USS Yosemite (Screw Steamer), 1911 USS Yosemite (AD 19), 1944 The seventh ship to bear the state’s name, USS California (SSN 781), was commissioned in Norfolk, VA, in 2011. Her motto “Silentium est Aureum” means “silence is golden,” underscoring the value of stealth in submarine warfare and honoring California’s nickname “The Golden State.” More than 100 ships have been named after the state of California, its cities, places, and people. A few of those ships include: USS California (SSN 781) 100 + 100 + PLACES PEOPLE Elmo Russell Zumwalt Jr. was born in San Francisco, CA. At 49 years old, he became the youngest officer to hold the post of Chief of Naval Operations. As a social reformer, he improved quality of life for Sailors and advanced equality for minorities and women in the Navy. USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), commissioned in 2016, was named in his honor. PEOPLE PLACES Elmo Russell Zumwalt Jr. Chief of Naval Operations Roy "Butch" Voris Captain California native Voris, a World War II flying ace in the Pacific theater, was handpicked by Adm. Chester Nimitz in 1946 to organize a flight demonstration team to showcase naval aviation. Voris led the newly named Blue Angels and their Grumman F-6F Hellcats in the team's first public performance. Sources: Naval History and Heritage Command; www.navy.mil; www.cnic.navy.mil; www.parks.ca.gov; Infographic by Annalisa Underwood and Holly Quick, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division. Robert K. Huntington Aviation Radioman 3rd Class Born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1921, Robert Huntington received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement as rear gunner in a torpedo plane during an attack against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of Midway. USS Robert K. Huntington (DD 781) was named in his honor in 1945. Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles. The installation is the Navy's largest single landholding, representing 85 percent of the Navy’s land for Research, Development, Acquisition, Test and Evaluation (RDAT&E) use and 38 percent of the Navy’s landholdings worldwide. California is officially nicknamed “The Golden State” because of the discovery of gold in 1848 and its fields of golden poppies that bloom each spring. Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of many Navy ships, one Coast Guard cutter, seven Military Sealift Command logistical support platforms, and several research and auxiliary vessels. Naval Base San Diego is home to 213 individual commands, each having specific and specialized fleet support purposes. Did you know?

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THE NAVAL HISTORYOF CALIFORNIA

THE NAVAL HISTORYOF CALIFORNIA

www.history.navy.mil

SHIPSSHIPSUSS Alameda (AO 10), 1919 USS Alpine (APA 92), 1943 USS Butte (APA 68), 1944 California I (Screw Sloop), 1870California II (Armored Cruiser No. 6), 1907USS California III (S.P. 249), 1917USS California IV (No. 647), 1917USS California V (BB 44), 1921USS California VI (CGN 36), 1974USS California VII (SSN 781), 2011 USS Carney (DDG 64), 1996 USS Coronado (PF 38), 1943 USS Coronado (LCS 4), 2014 USS Cuyama (AO 3), 1917 USS Glendale (PF 36), 1943 USS Half Moon (AVP 26), 1943USS Long Beach I (AK 9), 1917USS Long Beach II (PF 34), 1943USS Long Beach III (CGN 9), 1961USS Los Angeles I (Screw Tanker), 1917

USS Los Angeles III (CA 135), 1945USS Los Angeles IV (SSN 688), 1976USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658), 1966USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), 2019Monterey II (Monitor No. 6), 1893 USS Monterey (CVL 26), 1943 USS Monterey (CG 61), 1990 USS Oakland (CL 95), 1943 USS Robert K. Huntington (DD 781), 1945 Sacramento I (Screw Sloop), 1863 USS Sacramento (PG 19), 1914 USS Sacramento (AOE 1), 1964 USS San Diego (CL 53), 1942 USS San Diego (AFS 6), 1969 USS San Diego (LPD 22), 2012 San Francisco I (Cruiser No. 5), 1890 USS San Francisco (CA 38), 1934 USS San Francisco (SSN 711), 1981USS Yosemite (Screw Steamer), 1911USS Yosemite (AD 19), 1944

The seventh ship to bear the state’s name, USS California(SSN 781), was commissioned in Norfolk, VA, in 2011. Hermotto “Silentium est Aureum” means “silence is golden,”underscoring the value of stealth in submarine warfare andhonoring California’s nickname “The Golden State.”

More than 100 ships have been named after the state of California, itscities, places, and people. A few of those ships include:

USS California (SSN 781)

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PEOPLE

Elmo Russell Zumwalt Jr. was born in SanFrancisco, CA. At 49 years old, he became theyoungest officer to hold the post of Chief ofNaval Operations. As a social reformer, heimproved quality of life for Sailors and advancedequality for minorities and women in theNavy. USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), commissionedin 2016, was named in his honor.

PEOPLE

PLACES

Elmo Russell Zumwalt Jr. Chief of Naval Operations

Roy "Butch" VorisCaptain

California native Voris, a World War II flyingace in the Pacific theater, was handpickedby Adm. Chester Nimitz in 1946 to organizea flight demonstration team to showcasenaval aviation. Voris led the newly namedBlue Angels and their Grumman F-6FHellcats in the team's first publicperformance.

Sources: Naval History and Heritage Command; www.navy.mil; www.cnic.navy.mil; www.parks.ca.gov; Infographic by Annalisa Underwood and Holly Quick, Naval History and Heritage Command Communicationand Outreach Division.

Robert K. Huntington Aviation Radioman 3rd Class

Born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1921, Robert  Huntingtonreceived the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroismand extraordinary achievement as rear gunner in atorpedo plane during an attack against enemyJapanese forces in the Battle of Midway. USS RobertK. Huntington (DD 781) was named in his honor in1945.

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is located in theWestern Mojave Desert region of California,approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles. Theinstallation is the Navy's largest single landholding,representing 85 percent of the Navy’s land forResearch, Development, Acquisition, Test andEvaluation (RDAT&E) use and 38 percent of the Navy’slandholdings worldwide.

California is officially nicknamed “The GoldenState” because of the discovery of gold in1848 and its fields of golden poppies thatbloom each spring.  

Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeportof the Pacific Fleet, consisting of many Navyships, one Coast Guard cutter, seven MilitarySealift Command logistical support platforms,and several research and auxiliary vessels.Naval Base San Diego is home to 213 individualcommands, each having specific and specializedfleet support purposes. 

Did you know?