18 May 1920

United States
13 Sep 1920

United States
  • USS R-5 departed Newport, Rhode Island, United States for a scheduled overhaul at Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [R-5 | Newport, Rhode Island | CPC]
20 May 1941

Photo(s) dated 20 May 1941
OS2U-2 Kingfisher of Scouting Squadron 2 on the seaplane ramp at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 20 1941. Photo 2 of 2OS2U-2 Kingfisher of Scouting Squadron 2 on the seaplane ramp at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 20 1941. Photo 1 of 2
17 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 17 Dec 1941
Aerial view of Goat Island in Narragansett Bay and within the City of Newport, Rhode Island, United States which became home to the United States Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance Naval Torpedo Factory in 1869.
14 Apr 1942

United States
22 Apr 1942

United States
28 May 1942

United States
30 May 1942

United States
2 Jun 1942

United States
22 Jun 1942

United States
1 Jul 1942

United States
25 Aug 1942

United States
30 Aug 1942

United States
10 Mar 1943

United States
17 Mar 1943

United States
24 Mar 1943

United States
3 Jan 1944

United States
2 Feb 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Feb 1944
TBM-1C Avenger aircraft of US Navy Torpedo Squadron 80 (VT80), Westerly, Rhode Island, United States, circa 2 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 2TBM-1C Avenger aircraft of US Navy Torpedo Squadron 80 (VT80), Westerly, Rhode Island, United States, circa 2 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 2
5 Feb 1944

United States
12 Feb 1944

United States
19 Apr 1944

United States
5 Jun 1944

United States
  • Escort carrier USS Card arrived at Quonset Point, Rhode Island where she began two weeks of carrier qualifications involving various air groups. ww2dbase [Card | Quonset Point, Rhode Island | DS]
5 Jan 1945

United States
  • Escort carrier USS Card arrived at Quonset Point, Rhode Island for two weeks of carrier landing qualifications. Composite Squadron VC-12 was disembarked to Quonset Point Naval Air Station. ww2dbase [Card | Quonset Point, Rhode Island | DS]
21 Jan 1945

United States
17 Mar 1945

United States
21 Mar 1945

United States
  • Escort carrier USS Card arrived at Quonset Point, Rhode Island where she would spend the next 9 weeks conducting carrier landing qualifications in Narragansett Bay involving 4,742 aircraft landings with only one fatal mishap ww2dbase [Card | Quonset Point, Rhode Island | DS]
23 Mar 1945

United States
16 Apr 1945

United States
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group put to sea from Quonset Point, Rhode Island on an offensive anti-submarine patrol in the northwest Atlantic. ww2dbase [Bogue | Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island | DS]
25 May 1945

United States
1 Jul 1951

United States
  • At the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, Joseph Rochefort began translating Japanese documents relating to the Battle of Leyte Gulf. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Newport, Rhode Island | CPC]
26 May 1954

United States
  • While steaming off Rhode Island, USS Bennington's port catapult exploded releasing hydraulic oil under high pressure that instantly ignited. 103 officers and men were killed while over 200 more were badly injured, most with severe burns. ww2dbase [Bennington | Rhode Island | DS]
15 Mar 1956

United States
26 Nov 1958

United States
15 Dec 1961

United States
  • Aircraft transport USNS Card departed Quonset Point, Rhode Island with a load of H-21 Shawnee helicopters and US Army soldiers bound for Vietnam. ww2dbase [Card | Quonset Point, Rhode Island | DS]
10 Aug 1968

United States
20 Aug 1968

United States
19 Dec 1968

United States
6 Mar 1969

United States
1 Apr 1969

United States
12 Aug 1969

United States
24 Aug 1969

United States
13 Dec 1969

United States
4 Jan 1970

United States
3 Apr 1970

United States
8 Sep 1970

United States
23 Sep 1970

Photo(s) dated 23 Sep 1970
USS Intrepid and USS Wasp at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 23 Sep 1970
11 Oct 1970

United States
19 Dec 1970

United States
14 Jan 1971

United States
3 Mar 1971

United States
27 Apr 1971

United States
15 May 1971

United States
2 Jul 1971

United States
26 Aug 1971

United States
23 Sep 1971

United States
4 Nov 1971

United States
8 Nov 1971

United States
  • USS Wasp departed Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States for Newport News Building and Drydock Company drydock facilities in Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | North Kingstown, Rhode Island | CPC]
20 May 2011

United States
21 May 2011

United States
  • Louis Zamperini was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bryant University of Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States. ww2dbase [Louis Zamperini | Smithfield, Rhode Island | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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