This Day in Naval History - March 06

Thursday, March 06, 2008
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, Solomon Islands, sinking two Japanese destroyers.

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