This Day in Naval History – June 4

Friday, June 04, 2010

1934 - USS Ranger, first ship designed from the keel up as a carrier, is commissioned at Norfolk, VA

1942 - Battle of Midway (4-6 June) begins; during battle, the 4 Japanese carriers which attacked Pearl Harbor are sunk; this decisive U.S. victory is a turning point in the Pacific war

1944 - Hunter-killer group USS Guadalcanal captures German submarine, U-505

(Source: Navy News Service)

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