This Day in Naval History – Oct. 27

Monday, October 26, 2009

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

1922 - Navy League of U.S. 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 West Coast, Camp Pendleton.

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

1967 - Operation Coronado VIII begins in Rung Sat Zone.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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