This Day in Naval History - July 21

Monday, July 21, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1823 - After pirate attack, Lt. David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in .
1944 - Invasion and recapture of begins.
1946 - In first test of adaptability of jet aircraft to shipboard operations, XFD-1 Phantom makes landings and takeoffs without catapults from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV 42).
1987 - Navy begins Operation Earnest Will, escorting first Kuwaiti tanker convoy in the .

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