1941 - A contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service.
1941 - The Wake Island Garrison, under the command of Cmdr. Winfield
Cunningham, turns away a Japanese invasion force.
1954 - The first supercarrier, USS Forrestal
(CVA-59), launched at
Newport News, Va., weighing more than 59,630 tons.
For more information about Naval history
, visit the Naval Historical
Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.