This Day in Naval History – Sept. 28

Sunday, September 27, 2009

1822 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures 5 pirate vessels

1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships

1923 - Navy aircraft take first and second places in international Schneider Cup Race

1944 - Marines occupy islands in Palaus under cover of naval aircraft and gunfire support.

1964 - First deployment of Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) from Charleston, SC

(Source: Navy News Service)

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