This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 17

Thursday, February 17, 2011
1864 - Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sinks USS Housatonic 
 
1942 - First Construction Battalion (Seabees) arrive Bora Bora
 
1944 - Carrier aircraft strike Japanese fleet at Truk, sinking ships and destroying aircraft
 
(Source: Navy News Service)
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