This Day in Naval History - Dec. 3

Thursday, December 03, 2009

1775 - LT John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on Alfred. First American flag raised over American naval vessel.

1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) to inspect bases acquired from Great Britain under Destroyer-for Bases agreement.

1983 - Two F-14s flying over Lebanon were fired upon.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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