On this date, Nov. 10, 1975, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a strong storm. All 29 crewmembers died.
(Source: Holland & Knight)
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Today in U.S. Naval History - July 21
1823 - After pirate attack, Lt. David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba.
1944 - Invasion and recapture of Guam begins.
The Australian Navy’s three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels put on a proud display of thanks to the Cairns community, sailing in formation from the city’s harbor this morning.