This Day in Naval History - Sept. 27

Thursday, September 27, 2007
1922 - Report on observations of experiments with short wave radio at Anacostia in the District of Columbia starts Navy development of radar.

1941 - Launch of first Liberty ship, SS Patrick Henry, in Baltimore.

1942 - Armed Guard on SS Stephen Hopkins engages German auxiliary cruiser Stier and supply ship Tannenfels. Stephen Hopkins and Stier both sink.

1944 - Special Air Task Force (STAG-1) commences operations with drones, controlled by TBM Avanger aircraft, against Japanese in Southwestern Pacific.

1950 - First Marine Division captures Seoul, South Korea.

[Source: Navy News Service]

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