This Day in Naval History - April 18

Friday, April 18, 2008

From the Navy News Service
1848 - A Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by Lt. William F. Lynch, reaches the .
1906 - The Navy assists in relief operations during the earthquake and fire.
1942 - USS Hornet (CV 8) launches Doolittle's Army bombers for the first attack on .
1988 - Navy destroys two Iranian drilling platforms and a frigate in retaliation for attack on USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58).


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