This Day in Naval History - July 24

Thursday, July 24, 2008

From the Naval News Service

1813- Sailing Master Elijah Mix attempts to blow up British warship Plantagenet with a torpedo near . 1944 - Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian, .

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