This Day in Naval History - Sept. 18

Thursday, September 18, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1926 - Navy brings relief aid to Miami after a severe hurricane.
1936 - Squadron 40-T, based in the Mediterranean, established to protect U.S. interests and citizens around Iberian peninsula throughout the Spanish Civil War.
1941 - U.S. Navy ships escort eastbound British trans-Atlantic convoy for first time (Convoy HX-150). Although the U.S. Navy ships joined HX-150, which left port escorted by British ships on 16th, the official escort duty began on 18th.
1947 - National Security Act becomes effective.

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