This Day in Naval History - Oct. 28

Friday, October 28, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1864 - Steamer General Thomas and gunboat Stone River destroy Confederate batteries on Tennessee River near Decatur, Ala.

1882 - Orders issued for first naval attache (Lt. Cmdr. French Chadwick sent to London).

1933 - The development of the PBY Catalina flying boat is begun by awarding the contract to the Consolidated Aircraft Company.

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