This Day in Naval History – March 12

Thursday, March 12, 2009

1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones

1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941.

1956 - In first overseas deployment of Navy missile squadron, VA-83 left on USS Intrepid

(Source: Navy News Service)

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