This Day in Naval History - Oct. 13

Thursday, October 13, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1775 - The Continental Congress establishes a Continental Navy, later known as the U.S. Navy.

1943 - The Destroyer Bristol (DD 453) is sunk, with the loss of 52 lives, by the U-317 off the coast of Algeria.

1954 - USS Saipan (CVL 48) begins relief and humanitarian aid operations for Haitians who were victims of Hurricane Hazel. The operation ended Oct. 19.


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