This Day in Naval History - Feb. 12

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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 the first guided-missile (Loon) from a submarine.

1950 - The U.S. naval forces operating in the Mediterranean Sea since 1946 are officially designated the 6th Fleet.

1976 - Capt. Fran McKee becomes the Navy's first woman line officer selected for promotion to the rank of rear admiral.

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