This Day in Naval History - April 02

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

 

From the Navy News Service

1781 - Navy frigate Alliance captures two British privateers, Mars and Minerva.
1827 - Construction of the first naval hospital begins at Portsmouth, Va.
1898 - U.S. Naval Academy coat-of-arms is adopted.
1947 - The United Nations places former Japanese-mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship.
1951 - The first Navy use of a jet aircraft as a bomber; it is launched from the carrier USS Princeton (CV 37).
1960 - USS Glacier (AGB 4) begins 12 days of relief operations, providing helicopter and boat transportation, and emergency supplies to residents of Paramaribo, Brazil, after floods.


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USS Freedom Suffers Casualty

The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of its main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 reportedly

Michelle Obama Sponsors Attack Submarine

General Dynamics Electric Boat has delivered to the U.S. Navy an attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state, reports AP.

Indian Warships Visit Port Victoria

In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Seychelles and maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ships Kolkata, Trikand and

 
 
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