1941 - First escort carrier, USS Long Island (CVE 1), commissioned.
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Today in U.S. Naval History - September 23
1779 - Capt. John Paul Jones in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard captures HMS Serapis.
1931 - Lt. Alfred
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