This Day in Naval History – Feb. 25

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1861 - Saratoga, member of U.S. African Squadron, captures slaver sloop Express

1933 - Commissioning of USS Ranger, first true aircraft carrier

1959 - USS Galveston fires first Talos surface-to-air missile

(Source: Navy News Service)


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