This Day in Naval History - April 02

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

 

From the Navy News Service

1781 - Navy frigate Alliance captures two British privateers, Mars and Minerva.
1827 - Construction of the first naval hospital begins at Portsmouth, Va.
1898 - U.S. Naval Academy coat-of-arms is adopted.
1947 - The United Nations places former Japanese-mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship.
1951 - The first Navy use of a jet aircraft as a bomber; it is launched from the carrier USS Princeton (CV 37).
1960 - USS Glacier (AGB 4) begins 12 days of relief operations, providing helicopter and boat transportation, and emergency supplies to residents of Paramaribo, Brazil, after floods.

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