This Day in Naval History - June 19

U.S. Navy
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1864 - USS Kearsarge sinks Confederate raider Alabama off France.
  • 1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea begins ("The Marianas Turkey Shoot").
  • 1948 - Chief of Naval Operations assigns three destroyers to U.N. mediator for the Palestine truce.
     
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