This Day in Naval History – June 28

Sunday, June 27, 2010

1794 - Joshua Humphreys appointed master builder to build Navy ships at an annual salary of $2,000.

1814 - USS Wasp captures HMS Reindeer

1865 - CSS Shenandoah captures 11 American whalers in one day

1970 - USS James Madison (SSBN-627) completes conversion to Poseidon missile capability

(Source: Navy News Service)


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