This Day in Naval History – March 22

Monday, March 22, 2010

1820 - Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after duel with Capt. James Barron

1915 - "Naval Aviator" replaces former "Navy Air Pilot" for officers qualified as aviators

1929 - Navy ships protect Americans and their property during Mexican revolution

1946 - USS Missouri departs U.S. to return body of deceased Turkish ambassador to the U.S. back to Turkey for burial. Missouri arrived in Istanbul on 5 April.

(Source: Navy News Service)


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