This Day in Naval History – April 2

Thursday, April 02, 2009

1781 - Frigate Alliance captures 2 British privateers, Mars and Minerva

1827 - First Naval Hospital construction begun at Portsmouth, VA

1898 - Adoption of U.S. Naval Academy coat of arms

1947 - UN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship

1951 - First Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton.

1960 - USS Glacier begins 12 days of relief operations, providing helicopter and boat transportation and emergency supplies to residents of Paramaribo, Suriname after floods.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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