This Day in U.S. History - April 19

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1783 - George Washington proclaims end of hostilities

 
1861 - President Lincoln orders blockade of Southern ports from SC to Texas
 
1917 - Naval Armed Guard crew on board SS Mongolia engage and damage a German U-boat. This was the first engagement of U.S. naval personnel against the enemy in World War I.
 
1955 - USS Albany and USS William Wood begin to provide disaster relief to citizens of Volos, Greece, ending 21 April
 
(Source: Navy News Service)

Navy

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History

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This Day In Naval History: August 25

1864 - CSS Tallahassee, commanded by Cmdr. John Taylor Wood, returns to Wilmington, N.C. to refuel on coal. During her more than two week raid, CSS Tallahassee

 
 
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