This Day in Naval History – March 13, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

1895 - Award of first submarine building contract to John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co.

1917 - Armed merchant ships authorized to take action against U-boats.

1959 - Naval Research Laboratory takes first ultraviolet pictures of sun.

1963 - USS Albany (CG-10) and aircraft from Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico aid five ill crewmembers of Norwegian freighter Jotunfjell.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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