From the Navy News Service:
- 1865 - In the largest amphibious operation of the war, Union forces capture Fort Fisher, N.C.
- 1943 - The Numbered fleet system is established.
- 1957 - Airship ZPG-2 lands at Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., after an 11-day non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
- 1966 - River Squadron 5 is established in Vietnam.
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