This Day in Naval History - Oct. 08

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1812 - A boat party under Lt. Jesse D. Elliott captures HMS Detroit and Caledonia in the .
1842 - Commodore Lawrence Kearny of USS Constitution addresses a letter to the Viceroy of China, urging that American merchants in be granted the same treaty privileges as the British. His negotiations are successful.
1950 - The 1st Marine Division commences embarkation at for landings in .
1961 - USS Tulare (AKA 112) and USS Princeton (CVS 7) rescue seamen from an American and a Lebanese merchant ship, which were aground on Kita Daita Jima.

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