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Today in U.S. Naval History: January 27

January 27, 2014

USS Gudgeon (U.S. Navy photo)

USS Gudgeon (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 27

1942 - USS Gudgeon is first U.S. sub to sink enemy submarine in action, Japanese I-173.

1945 - Commissioning of USS Higbee (DD-806), first U.S. Navy ship named after women member of U.S. Navy.

1967 - Fire in Command Module at Cape Kennedy during simulation countdown. Lunar Module Pilot Lt. Cdr. Roger B. Chaffee and two other crew members died.

1973 - Paris Peace Accords signed, ending U.S. participation in the Vietnam War

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