This Day in Naval History – March 9

Monday, March 09, 2009

1798 - Appointment of first surgeon U.S. Navy, George Balfour

1847 - Commodore David Connor leads successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico

1862 - First battle between ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia

1914 - Test of wind tunnel at Washington Navy Yard

(Source: Navy News Service)

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