This Day in Naval History – Oct. 16

Thursday, October 15, 2009

1885 - CAPT Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN, becomes Superintendent of the Naval War College

1891 - Baltimore Incident, Valparaiso, Chile.

1940 - 5th group of 10 destroyers from the Destroyers for Bases Deal turned over to British at Halifax, Canada.

1942 - Carrier aircraft from USS Hornet (CV-8) conduct attacks on Japanese troops on Guadalcanal.

1943 - Navy accepts its first helicopter, a Sikorsky YR-4B (HNS-1) at Bridgeport, Connecticut.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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