This Day in Naval History - February 8th

U.S. Navy
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1862 - A Union joint amphibious force captures Roanoke Island, N.C., opening the entire North Carolina coast to the Federals.
  • 1890 - USS Omaha Sailors and Marines assist the city of Hodogary, Japan, in subduing a large fire.
  • 1974 - Three Skylab III astronauts are recovered by USS New Orleans (LPH 11) in the Pacific Ocean about 150 miles west of San Diego.
  • 1991 - Battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) is decommissioned at Long Beach, Calif.

 

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.
 

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