This Day in Naval History - July 09

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Portsmouth occupy and raise flag over .
1918 - Henry Ford launches first of 100 Eagle boats.
1944 - Organized Japanese resistence ceases on Saipan, .
1960 - USS Wasp (CVA 18) departs to support United Nations effort to calm the newly independent .

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