This Day in Naval History – Dec 11

Thursday, December 11, 2008

1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service.

1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force.

1954 - First supercarrier of 59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, VA.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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