This Day in Naval History – Nov. 3

Monday, November 02, 2009

1853 - USS Constitution seizes suspected slaver H. N. Gambrill.

1931 - Dirigible USS Los Angeles makes 10 hour flight out of NAS Lakehurst, NJ, carrying 207 persons, establishing a new record for the number of passengers carried into the air by a single craft.

1943 - Battleship Oklahoma, sunk at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, is refloated.

1956 - USS Cambria (APA-36) removes 24 members of United Nations Truce Commission team from the Gaza Strip.

1956 - USS Chilton (APA-38), USS Thuban (AKA-19), and USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30) evacuate more than 1,500 U.S. and foreign nationals from Egypt and Israel because of the fighting.

1961 - After Hurricane Hattie, helicopters from USS Antietam begin relief operations at British Honduras providing medical personnel, medical supplies, general supplies, and water.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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