Operation Inland Seas

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Operation Inland Seas (or Sea) was a United States Navy operation to celebrate the completion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1959. Task Force 47 (TF 47), a 28-ship detachment of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Edmund B. Taylor, sailed up the Saint Lawrence River to participate in the official opening of the Seaway by Queen Elizabeth II of Canada and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 26, 1959. Thereafter, the ships visited ports throughout the Great Lakes, sometimes escorting Queen Elizabeth aboard HMY Britannia.

Participating U.S. Navy ships[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Lara, Rich. "Naval Station Great Lakes Illinois: The Fifties". Naval Station Great Lakes. Archived from the original on 2003-12-25. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  • "1959: Operation Inland Seas". Torsk Volunteer Association. Archived from the original on 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  • "Queen Elizabeth officially opens the St. Lawrence Seaway". CBC. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  • "Inland Seas Cruise, St Lawrence Seaway (USS Macon)". NavSource Online: Cruiser Photo Archive USS MACON (CA-132). Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  • "Note on DD 698 USS Ault being in Operation Inland Seas". Destroyers OnLine. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  • "USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-931) SHIP'S HISTORY 1950's". Official site of The USS Forrest Sherman DD-931 Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  • "Special Report on the Inland Seas" (PDF). All Hands. BUPERS - U.S. Navy. September 1959. Retrieved 2009-10-18.