This Day in Naval History – April 14

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

1898 - Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace

1969 - North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy EC-121 reconnaissance aircraft from VQ-1 over the Sea of Japan

1988 - USS Samuel B. Roberts struck Iranian mine off Qatar

1989 - First Navy ship arrives on scene to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup

(Source: Navy News Service)

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