This Day in Naval History - Jan. 04

U.S. Navy
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1863 - Blockading ship USS Quaker City captures sloop Mercury carrying despatches, emphasizing the desperate plight of the South.
  • 1910 - Commissioning of USS Michigan (BB 27), the first U.S. dreadnought battleship.
  • 1989 - F-14 Tomcats from Fighter Squadron 32 embarked aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) shoot down two hostile Libyan MiGs.

 

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