This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 26

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
1869 - The Good Conduct Medal was authorized 
 
1921 - U.S. Naval Detachment left Yugoslavia after administering area around Spalato for 2 years to guarantee transfer of area from Austria to new country
 
1952 - USS Hobson sinks after colliding with USS Wasp; 176 lives lost
 
(Source: Navy News Service)

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