This Day in Naval History – May 7

Thursday, May 07, 2009

1779 - Continental Navy sloop Providence captures British brig Diligent off Cape Charles

1934 - USS Constitution completes tour of principal U.S. ports

1940 - FDR orders Pacific Fleet to remain in Hawaiian waters indefinitely

1942 - Carrier aircraft sink Japanese carrier Shoho during Battle of Coral Sea

(Source: Navy News Service)

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