This Day in Naval History - Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1914 - USS Jupiter (AC 3) is first Navy ship to complete transit of the Panama Canal.

1944 - Aircraft from Carrier Task Force 38 attack Formosa.

1957 - Rear Adm. G.J. Dufek arrives at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, to command Operation Deep Freeze III during the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58.

1961 - A five-man cholera treatment demonstration team from Naval Medical Research Unit, Taipei, leaves to assist setting up of facilities to treat an epidemic in Manila.

1965 - Project Sealab II, a project where teams of naval divers and scientists spent 15 days in Sealab, moored 205 feet below surface near La Jolla, Calif, comes to an end.

1965 - First group of men commissioned into the Navy Nurse Corps reports for a one-month indoctrination to naval service.

1980 - USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7) and other ships of Amphibious Forces 6th Fleet begin assisting earthquake victims in Al Asnam, Algeria.

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