This Day in Naval History – June 26

Friday, June 26, 2009

1884 - Congress authorizes commissioning of Naval Academy graduates as ensigns

1918 - Marine brigade captures Belleau Wood

1959 - Twenty-eight Naval vessels sail from Atlantic to Great Lakes, marking the formal opening of Saint Lawrence Seaway to seagoing ships.

1962 - NAVFAC Cape Hatteras makes first Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) detection of a Soviet diesel submarine.

1973 - Navy Task Force 78 completes minesweeping of North Vietnamese ports.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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