Today in U.S. Naval History - February 25
1861 - Saratoga, member of U.S. African Squadron, captures slaver sloop Express
1933 - Launch of USS Ranger, first U.S. ship designed as an aircraft carrier before the keel was laid
1959 - USS Galveston fires first Talos surface-to-air missile
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