Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale served onboard the United States Frigate President, when on 14 January 1815, the President was able to sortie from New York. But in the snowstorm that had blown the Royal Navy’s blockading squadron offshore, the President ran hard onto a sand bar. The damage to the President’s hull was such that she was no longer the excellent sailer that she was on previous voyages. This would prove fatal to the President and to Midshipman Dale, who was the last US Navy officer to die during the War of 1812.
Charles Walter David, Jr., Steward's Mate in the United States Coast Guard, died after rescuing other sailors from the frigid North Atlantic. He was assigned to the USCGC Comanche during World War II, which was assigned to escort a convoy that included the Dorchester, a troop transport, when it was torpedoed by a U-boat off Greenland.
The Naval Order, Hill Center and U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Old Naval Hospital with a dedication and unveiling of a historical marker, October 1, 2016. The dedication paid tribute to the hospital's historical link to today's modern Navy Medicine.
Hospital ships of many types have been part of the United States Navy at least since 1798. Whether providing medical support to deployed troops or offering critical care and humanitarian assistance in the wake of tragedy, serving aboard a Navy hospital ship is one of the most unique experiences anyone could hope to have.
ORBIS, the Flying Eye Hospital is an American certified hospital and the world’s only state of the art teaching eye hospital on board an aircraft. The plane provides hands-on training to local eye care professionals in the heart of under resourced communities around the world.
International Midway Memorial Foundation (IMMF) was created in 1992 to preserve the memory of the Battle of Midway. To that end, the Foundation encouraged Congress to pass legislation that designated the Midway Islands as a National Memorial in 1999 and erected a marble and granite monument on Midway in 1995 and on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996. Many of the Naval Order Commanderies celebrate the Battle of Midway as one of the CNO Sponsored Events celebrating our Naval history.
The Naval Order of the United States' most recent project was to install a statue of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz in a place of national prominence, installed on the shore side of Pier Foxtrot Five on Ford Island where the battleship USS Missouri is berthed
Congress, the President, Vice President, executive branch officials, and members of Congress will use the USS Constitution for the conducting of pertinent matters of state, such as hosting visiting heads of state, signing legislation relating to the armed forces, and signing maritime related treaties.