This Day in Naval History - Sept. 01

Thursday, September 01, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1781 - French fleet traps British fleet at Yorktown, Va.

1925 - Cmdr. John Rodgers and crew of four in PN-9 run out of fuel on first San Francisco to Hawaii flight. Landing at sea, they rigged a sail and set sail for Hawaii.

1941 - U.S. assumes responsibility for trans-Atlantic convoys from Argentia, Canada, to the meridian of Iceland.

1942 - Establishment of Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Vice Adm. Aubrey W. Fitch.

1942 - First Seabee unit to serve in a combat area, 6th Naval Construction Battalion, arrives on Guadalcanal.

1945 - USS Benevolence (AH 13) evacuates civilian internees from two internment camps near Tokyo, Japan.

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