This Day in Naval History – Oct. 21

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1797 - Launching of USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy.

1942 - British submarine lands CAPT Jerauld Wright, USN and four Army officers at Cherchel, French North Africa, to meet with a French military delegation to learn the French attitude toward future Allied landings.

1944 - Leyte Landings continue.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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