This Day in U.S. Naval History - May 16

Monday, May 16, 2011

1800 - CAPT Preble in Essex arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort U.S. merchant ships

 
1942 - First Naval Air Transport Service flight across Pacific
 
1969 - Sinking of USS Guitarro (SSN-665)
 
1991 - Amphibious Task Force arrives at Chittagong, Bangladesh, for relief operations after Cyclone Marian
 
(Source: Navy News Service)
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