This Day in Naval History - April 18

U.S. Navy
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

From the Navy News Service

 

  • 1848 - A Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by Lt. William F. Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea.
  • 1906 - The Navy assists in relief operations during the San Francisco earthquake and fire.
  • 1942 - USS Hornet (CV 8) launches Doolittle's Army bombers for the first attack on Japan.
  • 1988 - Navy destroys two Iranian drilling platforms and a frigate in retaliation for attack on USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58).

 

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.

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