This Day in Naval History – July 16

Thursday, July 16, 2009

1862 - Congress creates rank of Rear Admiral. David G. Farragut is named the first Rear Admiral

1912 - Rear Admiral Bradley Fiske receives patent for torpedo plane or airborne torpedo.

1915 - First Navy ships, battleships Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin transit Panama Canal.

1945 - First atomic bomb test at Alamogordo, NM.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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