This Day in U.S. Naval History - July 6

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

1747 - Birth of John Paul Jones at Arbigland, Scotland.

 
1898 - Armed Auxiliary Dixie captures Spanish Three Bells, Pilgrim, and Greeman Castle
 
1908 - CDR Robert Peary sails in Roosevelt from New York to explore Arctic.
 
1911 - First naval aviation base established at Annapolis, MD.
 
1920 - Test and first use of radio compass in aircraft off Norfolk, VA
 
1943 - Night Battle of Kula Gulf results in loss of 2 Japanese destroyers and USS Helena.
 
1976 - 1st women enter Naval Academy.
 
Source: Navy News Service
 
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