This Day in Naval History - June 11

U.S. Navy
Monday, June 11, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1853 - Five Navy ships leave Norfolk, Va., on three-year exploring expedition to survey the far Pacific.
  • 1927 - USS Memphis arrives at Washington, D.C., with Charles Lindbergh and his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, after his non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
  • 1944 - U.S. battleships off Normandy provide gunfire support.
  • 1953 - Navy ships evacuate 20,000 Koreans from West Coast Islands to safety south of 17th parallel.

 

For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

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