This Day in Naval History - Feb. 08
Friday, February 08, 2008
From the Navy News Service
1862 - A Union joint amphibious force captures Roanoke Island, N.C., opening the entire North Carolina coast to the Federals.
1890 - USS Omaha Sailors and Marines assist the city of Hodogary, Japan, in subduing a large fire.
1974 - Three Skylab III astronauts are recovered by USS New Orleans (LPH 11) in the Pacific Ocean about 150 miles west of San Diego.
1991 - Battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) is decommissioned at Long Beach, Calif.