This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 18

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

1911 - First aircraft landing on board a ship, USS Pennsylvania by Eugene Ely.

1962 - After a flash fire in the Persian Gulf on Danish tanker, Prima Maersk, burned a crewman, USS Duxbury Bay transfers a Navy doctor to help the Danish crewman and USS Soley took him to the nearest hospital at Bahrain Island.

1968 - Operation Coronado X begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

1977 - The Trident (C-4) missile development flight test program commenced when C4X-1 was launched from a flight pad at Cape Canaveral, FL

1991 - USS Nicholas attacks and captures Iraqi oil platforms

(Source: Navy News Service)

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