This Day in Navy History - August 4

From the Navy News Service
Friday, August 05, 2011

1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Congress capture Santa Barbara.
1858 - First trans-Atlantic cable completed by USS Niagara and British ship Agamemnon.
1944 - 5th Fleet carrier task forces begin air attack against Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands.
1947 - Birthdate of the Medical Service Corps.
1964 - USS Turner Joy (DD 951) and USS Maddox (DD 731) report being attacked by North Vietnamese PT boats in Gulf of Tonkin.

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


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