This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 26

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

1911 - 1st hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by naval aviator

1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the Chapel of Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

1949 - USS Norton Sound, first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon.

1960 - USS John S. McCain rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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