This Day in Naval History - May 16

U.S. Navy
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1820 - Congress becomes first U.S. warship to visit China.
  • 1919 - Three Navy flying boats begin 1st trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland.
  • 1965 - First U.S. gunfire support in Vietnam by USS Tucker.

 

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.

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