This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 6

Wednesday, April 06, 2011
1776 - Sloop-of-war Ranger, frigate Queen of France and frigate Warren capture British Hibernia and 7 other vessels
 
1862 - Naval Gunfire from Tyler and Lexington help save Union Troops at Battle of Shiloh
 
1909 - Commander Robert E. Peary reports reaching the North Pole
 
1917 - U.S. declares war on Germany
 
1945 - First heavy kamikaze attack on ships at Okinawa.
 
1961 - USS Lake Champlain brings oxygen to aid stricken passenger of British liner Queen of Bermuda.
 
1968 - USS New Jersey recommissioned for shore bombardment duty in Vietnam
 
1989 - President orders DOD to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup
 
1993 - Branch Navy Hospital Adak responds to crash of civilian Chinese airline providing lifesaving treatment and medical evacuation of 89 injured passengers. Only one passenger out of 265 passengers died.(Source: Navy News Service)
 
(Source: Navy News Service
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