This Day in Naval History – April 9

Thursday, April 09, 2009

1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York

1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried 9 16-inch guns

1943 - Re-establishment of Commodore rank

1959 - Selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts, include 4 naval aviators

(Source: Navy News Service)

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