This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 28

Monday, February 28, 2011

 1844 - Explosion of Peacemaker, experimental 14 inch gun, on board USS Princeton.

 
1893 - Launching of USS Indiana (BB-1), first true battleship in U.S. Navy.
 
1959 - USS Strong rescues 13 Arab fishermen from Bahrain when their fishing boats floundered in a storm.
 
1980 - Blue crew of USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) launches 4 Trident I (C-4) missiles in first C-4 Operational Test.
 
(Source: Navy News Service)
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