Today in U.S. Naval History: December 11
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
USS Forrestal (CVA-59) photographed by W.F. Radcliff, 1955. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval History - December 11

1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service.

1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force.

1954 - First supercarrier of 59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, Va.

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