This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 17

Thursday, March 17, 2011
1898 - USS Holland, first practical submarine, launched
 
1942 - United States Naval Forces Europe established to plan joint operations with British
 
1958 - Navy Vanguard rocket launches 3.25 pound sphere from Cape Canaveral
 
1959 - USS Skate (SSN-578) surfaces at North Pole
 
(Source: Navy News Service)

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