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Today in U.S. Naval History: December 10

December 10, 2013

USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657). U.S. Navy Photo

USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657). U.S. Navy Photo

Today in U.S. Naval History - December 10

1941 - Guam surrenders to Japanese.

1941 - Aircraft from USS Enterprise attack and sink Japanese Submarine I-70 north of Hawaiian Islands. A participant in the Pearl Harbor Attack, I-70 is the first Japanese combatant ship sunk during World War II.

1941 - PBY piloted by Lt. Utter of VP-101 shoots down Japanese ZERO in first Navy air-to-air kill during World War II.

1950 - Evacuation operations at Wonson, North Korea, completed.

1979 - First Poseidon submarine configured with Trident missiles, USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) completes initial deterrent patrol.

1982 - USS Ohio (SSBN-726), first Trident-Class submarine, returns from first deterrent patrol.

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