This Day in Naval History - March 15

U.S. Navy
Thursday, March 15, 2012

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.

 

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

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