This Day in Naval History – Dec. 17

Thursday, December 17, 2009

1846 - Ships under Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry capture Laguna de Terminos during Mexican War.

1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz named Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet, to relieve Admiral Husband Kimmel. Admiral William Pye becomes acting commander until Nimitz's arrival.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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