This Day in Naval History - Feb. 01

Wednesday, February 01, 2006
1941 - The U.S. fleet is reorganized, reviving the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. 1942 - USS Enterprise (CV 6) and USS Yorktown (CV 5) make the first World War II air strike on the Japanese in the Marshall Islands. 1955 - Operation Deep Freeze, a research task force, is established in Antarctica. 2003 - Space shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry on mission STS-107. Cmdr. William C. McCool (Pilot), Capt. David M. Brown (Mission Specialist) and Cmdr. Laurel B. Clark (Mission Specialist) were killed in the incident, along with four other astronauts. From the Navy News Service
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Ship Management Says Concerned for Crew After Iran Fires Shots

Rickmers Shipmanagement, the Singapore-based company that has chartered the Maersk Tigris, said Iranian officials fired warning shots at the container ship and boarded it on Tuesday.

Iranian Navy Seized Ship Under Court Order -Fars

The Iranian navy seized a ship on Tuesday at the request of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization, the English-language service of Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

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The Pentagon on Tuesday said Iran's interception of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel appeared to be a "provocative" act, but U.S. officials did not have all the facts surrounding the incident.

 
 
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