This Day in Naval History – March 19

Friday, March 19, 2010

1898 - USS Oregon departs San Francisco for 14,000 mile trip around South America to join U.S. Squadron off Cuba

1917 - Navy Department authorizes enrollment of women in Naval Reserve with ratings of yeoman, radio electrician, or other essential ratings.

1942 - SecNav gave Civil Engineering Corps command of Seabees

2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom begins with Tomahawk strikes from Navy ships and submarines.

(Source: Navy News Service)


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