This Day in Naval History - Oct. 18

Thursday, October 18, 2007
From the Navy News Service

1812 - U.S. sloop of war Wasp captures HM brig Frolic.

1859 - U.S. Marines reach Harper's Ferry, Va., and assault the arsenal seized by John Brown and his followers.

1867 - USS Ossippee and USS Resaca participate in the formal transfer of Alaska to U.S. authority at Sitka and remain to enforce law and order in new territory.

1944 - 3rd Fleet carrier aircraft attack Japanese ships in harbor and land forces around Manila.

1968 - In Operation Sea Lords, the Navy's three major operating forces in Vietnam (Task Forces 115, 116 and 117) are brought together for the first time to stop Vietcong infiltration deep into South Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil

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