This Day in Naval History - Oct. 27

Thursday, October 27, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1864 - Lt. William Cushing sinks Confederate ram Albemarle with a spar torpedo attached to the bow of his launch.

1922 - Navy League of the United States sponsors first annual celebration of Navy Day to focus public attention on the importance of the U.S. Navy. That date was selected because it was Theodore Roosevelt's birthday.

1943 - First women Marines report for duty on the West Coast, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1944 - Fast Carrier Task Forces attack Japanese shipping and installations in Visayas and northern Luzon.

1967 - Operation Coronado VIII begins in Rung Sat Zone.


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