Today in U.S. Naval History: February 25
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Official Navy photo of USS Ranger (CV-4)

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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