This Day in Naval History – June 22

Monday, June 22, 2009

1807 - HMS Leopard attacks USS Chesapeake

1865 - Confederate raider Shenandoah fires last shot of Civil War in Bering Strait

1884 - Navy relief expedition under CDR Winfield S. Schley rescues LT A.W. Greely, USA, and 6 others from Ellesmere Island, where they were marooned for 3 years on Arctic island.

1898 - ADM Sampson begins amphibious landing near Santiago, Cuba

(Source: Navy News Service)

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