This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 4

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

1910 - Commissioning of USS Michigan (BB-27), the first U.S. dreadnought battleship.

1863 - Blockading ship USS Quaker City captures sloop Mercury carrying despatches emphasizing desperate plight of the South.

1989 - Aircraft (VF-32) from USS John F. Kennedy shoot down 2 hostile Libyan Migs.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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