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Friday, October 21, 2016

This Day In Naval History - February 10

February 10, 2016

Crewmen firing 50 caliber machine gun on Batfish (SS-310) (U.S. Navy photo by Horace Bristol)

Crewmen firing 50 caliber machine gun on Batfish (SS-310) (U.S. Navy photo by Horace Bristol)

1862 - A flotilla under Cmdr. Stephen C. Rowan aboard USS Delaware engages the gunboats and batteries at Elizabeth City, N.C, capturing CSS Ellis and sinking CSS Seabird.

1900 - Commodore Seaton Schroder is appointed the first naval governor of Guam.

1943 - USS Pickerel (SS 177) sinks Japanese freighter Amari Maru off Sanriku.

1944 - USS Pogy (SS 266) attacks a Japanese convoy and sinks destroyer Minekaze and freighter Malta Maru 85 miles north-northeast of Formosa.

1945 - U.S. Navy submarine USS Batfish (SS 310) sinks three enemy submarines from Feb. 10-13.

1991 - During Operation Desert Storm, A-6 Intruders attack two unidentified patrol boats in the northern Arabian Gulf, destroying both.

2007 - Guided Missile Destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) is commissioned.

(Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division)

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