This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 11

Monday, April 11, 2011

1783 - Congress declares end of war with Great Britain

 
1900 - Navy accepted its first submarine, USS Holland
 
1970 - Launch of Apollo 13, commanded by CAPT James A. Lovell, Jr., USN. Former naval aviator Fred W. Haise, Jr. was the Lunar Module Pilot. While 200,000 miles from Earth there was an explosion on board which forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. Mission duration was 5 days, 22 hours, and 54 minutes. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2).
 
1991 - U.N. ceasefire ends Persian Gulf War
 
(Source: Navy News Service)
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