This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 27

Monday, December 27, 2010

1777 - Floating mines intended for use against British Fleet found in Delaware River.

1814 - Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans. After loss of craft, the naval guns were mounted on shore to continue the fight.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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