This Day in Naval History - Sept. 28

Friday, September 28, 2007
From the Navy News Service

1822 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures five pirate vessels.

1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships.

1923 - Navy aircraft take first and second places in international Schneider Cup Race.

1944 - Marines occupy islands in Palaus under cover of naval aircraft and gunfire support.

1964 - First deployment of Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) from Charleston, S.C.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

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