This Day in Naval History - July 14

Monday, July 14, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1813 - Lt. John Gamble, the first Marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel in capture of British whaler Seringapatam).
1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at .
1882 - Sailors and Marines from four ships land to help restore order at .
1945 - warships bombard , ; first naval gunfire bombardment of .
1950 - U.S. Marines sail from for Korean Conflict.
1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal (CV 59), the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier.


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