Thank you for stopping by in 2019 as we celebrated the past, present, and future of Navy Cryptology together. We hope you enjoyed reading just as much was we enjoyed maintaining Station HYPO.
On September 24, 1914, the Captain of the Cavite ship yard on the Philippine Islands sent a letter to the commandant providing details of radio wave propagation and indicated an early interest in Japanese radio codes and a suggestion for extra pay for operators who become proficient in the Japanese language. Continue reading “September 24, 1914, Early Interest in Japanese Communications”
OTD 51 years ago the crew of the USS PUEBLO (AGER-2) were released after 338 days in captivity in North Korea. The following is the lessons learned for the USS from the Capture of the USS Pueblo and Shootdown of U.S. Navy EC-121:
CAPT Forrest R. “Tex” Biard
December 21, 1912 – November 2, 2009
CAPT Biard’s amazing story follows:
Prior to 1932, OP-20-G, the Code and Signal Section, a Division of Naval Communications was focused on intercepting VLF and LF Japanese Imperial Fleet communications that originated out of the Japanese Naval Ministry in Tokyo as well as HF point-to-point circuits between major navy radio stations throughout Japan. Continue reading “A shipboard COMINT Mission: May 1933 – June 1934”