This Day in Naval History – Nov. 14

Friday, November 14, 2008

1846 - Naval forces capture Tampico, Mexico.

910 - Civilian Eugene Ely pilots first aircraft to take-off from a ship, USS Birmingham (CL-2) at Hampton Roads, VA. He lands safely on Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, VA.

1941 - Order to withdraw Marines at Shanghai, Peiping, and Tientsin, China.

1944 - Carrier aircraft attack Japanese shipping in Philippines sinking five ships and damaging one.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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