This Day in Naval History - Sept. 26

Friday, September 26, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1781 - French fleet defeats British at Yorktown, Va.
1910 - First recorded reference to provision for aviation in Navy Department organization.
1918 - USS Tampa lost with 118.
1931 - Keel laying at Newport News, Va., of USS Ranger (CV 4), first ship designed and constructed as an aircraft carrier.
1963 - First steam-eject launch of Polaris missile at sea off Cape Canaveral, Fla., (now Cape Kennedy) from USS Observation Island (EAG 154).


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