This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 7

Thursday, April 07, 2011

1776 - Continental brig Lexington captures British Edward

 
1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S.
 
1942 - Navy accepts African Americans for general service
 
1945 - First two Navy flight nurses land on an active battlefield (Iwo Jima): ENS Jane Kendeigh, USNR, and LTJG Ann Purvis, USN
 
1945 - Carrier aircraft defeat last Japanese Navy sortie (Battle of East China Sea); Yamato, world's largest battleship, and five other ships sunk
 
1979 - Launching of first Trident submarine, USS Ohio (SSBN-726) at Groton, CT
 
(Source: Navy News Service)
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