This Day in Naval History - July 23

Monday, July 25, 2005

From the Navy News Service

1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH).

1948 - USS Putnum (DD 757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag.

1950 - USS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict.

1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN 571) departs Pearl Harbor for first submerged transit of North Pole.

1993 - Sarah Deal becomes first female Marine selected for naval aviation training.

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