This Day in Naval History - Feb. 09

Monday, February 11, 2008
From the Navy News Service 1799 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures the French warship l'Insurgente. 1943 - The organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends. 1947 - Carrier USS Wright (CVL 49) is commissioned. 1978 - A new era in naval communications begins with the launching of the first satellite of the Navy's Fleet Satellite Communications System. 1984 - Destroyer USS Moosbrugger (DD 980) fires approximately 150 shells at Syrian artillery positions east of Beirut.

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