This Day in Naval History - March 13

press release
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

  • 1895 - The first submarine building contract is awarded to John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co.
  • 1917 - Armed merchant ships are authorized to take action against U-boats.
  • 1959 - The Naval Research Laboratory takes the first ultraviolet pictures of the sun.
  • 1963 - USS Albany (CG 10) and aircraft from Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron 4 from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, aid five ill crew members of Norwegian freighter Jotunfjell.

 

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.
 

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