From the Navy News Service
1945 - USS Batfish (SS 310) sinks its second Japanese submarine within three days.
1947 - USS Cusk (SS 348) sets a a milestone, launching the first guided-missile (Loon) from a submarine.
1950 - The U.S. naval forces operating in the Mediterranean Sea since 1946 are officially designated the 6th Fleet.
1976 - Capt. Fran McKee becomes the Navy's first woman line officer selected for promotion to the rank of rear admiral.
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