This Day in Naval History – April 6

Monday, April 06, 2009

1776 - Sloop-of-war Ranger, frigate Queen of France and frigate Warren capture British Hibernia and 7 other vessels

1862 - Naval Gunfire from Tyler and Lexington help save Union Troops at Battle of Shiloh

1909 - Commander Robert E. Peary reports reaching the North Pole

1917 - U.S. declares war on Germany

1945 - First heavy kamikaze attack on ships at Okinawa.

1961 - USS Lake Champlain brings oxygen to aid stricken passenger of British liner Queen of Bermuda.

1968 - USS New Jersey recommissioned for shore bombardment duty in Vietnam

1989 - President orders DOD to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup

1993 - Branch Navy Hospital Adak responds to crash of civilian Chinese airline providing lifesaving treatment and medical evacuation of 89 injured passengers. Only one passenger out of 265 passengers died.

(Source: Navy News Service)


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