This Day in Naval History - January 26

U.S. Navy
Thursday, January 26, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

  • 1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator.
  • 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1949 - USS Norton Sound (AV 11), the first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon.
  • 1960 - USS John S. McCain (DL 3/DDG 36) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.

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