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This Day in Naval History - March 07

1778 - Continental Navy frigate Randolph (32 guns) engages HMS Yarmouth (64). Randolph explodes and sinks with the loss of all but four men. 1958 - Commissioning of USS Grayback (SS 574),

This Day in Naval History - March 06

From the Navy News Service 1822 - USS Enterprise captures four pirate ships in the Gulf of Mexico. 1862 - USS Monitor departs New York for Hampton Roads, Va.

This Day in Naval History - March 06

1822 - USS Enterprise captures four pirate ships in the Gulf of Mexico. 1862 - USS Monitor departs New York for Hampton Roads, Va. 1942 - U.S. cruisers and destroyers bombard Vila and Munda,

This Day in Naval History - March 05

From the Navy News Service 1942 - The name "Seabees" is officially authorized. 1943 - USS Bogue (CVE 9) begins the first anti-submarine operations by an escort carrier.

This Day in Naval History - March 01

From the Navy News Service 1942 - Patrol Wing (VP) 82 aircraft sinks German submarine, U-656. It is the Navy's first submarine kill of World War II. 1954

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 28

From the Navy News Service 1844 - The Peacemaker, an experimental 14-inch gun, explodes aboard USS Princeton. 1893 - USS Indiana (BB 1), the first true battleship in the U.

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 28

1844 - The Peacemaker, an experimental 14-inch gun, explodes aboard USS Princeton. 1893 - USS Indiana (BB 1), the first true battleship in the U.S. Navy, is launched.

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 27

1861 - Congress approves the construction of seven steam sloops. 1942 - During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied naval force attacks a Japanese invasion convoy.

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 26

1811 - Congress authorizes the first naval hospital. 1944 - Sue Sophia Dauser, superintendent of the Navy's Nurse Corps, is the first woman in the Navy promoted to the rank of captain.

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 15

1856 - USS Supply, commanded by Lt. David Dixon Porter, sails from Smyrna, Syria, bound for Indianola, Texas, with a load of 21 camels intended for experimental

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 14

From the Navy News Service 1778 - John Paul Jones, while commanding the American vessel Ranger, receives the first official salute to the U.S. Stars and Stripes flag by a European country,

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 13

From the Navy News Service 1854 - Adm. Matthew Calbraith Perry anchors off Yokosuka, Japan, to receive the Japanese Emperor’s reply to a treaty proposal. 1913 - Naval Radio Station,

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 12

From the Navy News Service 1945 - USS Batfish (SS 310) sinks its second Japanese submarine within three days. 1947 - USS Cusk (SS 348) sets a a milestone, launching

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 09

From the Navy News Service 1799 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures the French warship l'Insurgente. 1943 - The organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends.

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 08

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

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 07

From the Navy News Service 1800 - USS Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to cross the equator. 1815 - The Board of Naval Commissioners, a group of senior officers,

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 05

1854 - The first chapel built on Navy property is dedicated in Annapolis, Md. 1971 - Capt. Alan B. Shepherd Jr., commander of Apollo 14, and Cmdr. Edgar D. Mitchell,

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 31

From the Navy News Service 1944 - A U.S. amphibious landing takes place on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. 1961 - Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr.

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 30

From the Navy News Service 1862 - Launching of the first turreted warship, USS Monitor. 1863 - The gunboat Isaac Smith is captured by Confederate land forces

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 26

From the Navy News Service 1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator. 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.

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