This Day in Naval History – July 23

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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 women Marine selected for naval aviation training.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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