This Day in Naval History - Aug. 20

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1952 - In inter-service air operation at , U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80 percent of assigned area.
1959 - USS Thetis Bay (LPH 6) completes six-day humanitarian operation after floods in .
1969 - Navy Seabees and Sailors from Helicopter Training Squadron (HT) 8 evacuated 820 people from Pass Christian, , after Hurricane Camille.


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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

White House: Iranian Ships' Actions in Gulf Increase Risk of Miscalculation

Actions by Iranian vessels in several encounters with U.S. warships in the Gulf this week are cause for concern and increase risks of miscalculation, the White House said on Friday.

 
 
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