Today in U.S. Naval History: January 9

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Steamship Star of the West, with reinforcements for Major Anderson, approaching Fort Sumter (Image courtesy United States Library of Congress)

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 9

1861 - Union steamer Star of the West fired on in Charleston Harbor

1918 - Establishment of Naval Overseas Transportation Service to carry cargo during WWI

1945 - Carrier aircraft begin two-day attack on Japanese forces, Luzon, Philippines

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.


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