This Day in Naval History – May 20

Thursday, May 20, 2010

1801 - Four warships sent to Mediterranean to protect American commerce

1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur ( Frigate Guerriere) sails with 10 ships to suppress Mediterranean pirates' raids on U.S. shipping

1844 - USS Constitution sails from New York on round the world cruise

1943 - Establishment of Tenth Fleet in Washington, DC, under command of ADM King to coordinate U.S. antisubmarine operations in Atlantic

(Source: Navy News Service)
 


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