This Day in Naval History – Dec. 15
1943 - Bureau of Naval Personnel Circular Letter on non-discrimination in Navy V-12 program.
1944 - Congress appoints first three of four Fleet Admirals.
1965 - Launch of Gemini 6 with Captain Walter M. Schirra, Jr., USN, as Command Pilot. The mission included 16 orbits in 25 hours and 51 minutes. Recovery was by HS-11 helicopters from USS Wasp (CVS-18)
1988 - End of Earnest Will convoy operations to escort reflagged tankers in the Persian Gulf.
(Source: Navy News Service)