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.
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