This Day in Naval History - March 18

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1781 - Continental sloop ship goes down will all hands in a sudden gale, three days after sailing from Cap Francais, .
1945 - Carriers begin a three-month Okinawa campaign by destroying aircraft on .
1974 - The Navy is sent to sweep mines from the .


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