This Day in Naval History – Oct. 19

Sunday, October 18, 2009

1843 - CAPT Robert Stockton in Princeton, the first screw propelled naval steamer, challenges British merchant ship Great Western to a race off New York, which Princeton won easily

1915 - Establishment of Submarine Base at New London, Connecticut.

1944 - Secretary of Navy orders African American women accepted into Naval Reserve.

1987 - Destruction of an Iranian oil-drilling platform used for military purposes.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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