1862 - Union gunboats destroy Confederate ships at Elizabeth City, NC
1900 - Appointment of first naval governor of Guam, Commodore Seaton Schroder
1960 - USS Sargo (SSN-583) surfaces at North Pole
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On Wednesday, December 11, Spanish EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) ship ESPS Tornado completed a three-day escort of a World Food Program (WFP) chartered vessel. The
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 13
1775 - Continental Congress provides for the construction of five ships of 32 guns, five ships of 28 guns and three
Norway and Denmark are providing one cargo ship and one warship each to pick up Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons, report Associated Press (AP).
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 12
1862 - Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River.
1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China.
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 11
1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service.
1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force.