This Day in Naval History – Feb. 6

Friday, February 06, 2009

1862 - Union gunboat squadron captures Fort Henry, Tennessee River

1922 - World powers sign the Washington Naval Treaty providing for limitation of naval armament

1973 - In accordance with the agreement at the Paris Peace Talks, Navy Task Force 78 begins Operation End Sweep, the mine clearance of North Vietnamese waters of mines laid in 1972.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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