This Day in Naval History - July 2

U.S. Navy
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

From the Naval News Service:

 

  • 1813 - Sailing Master Elijah Mix attempts to blow up British warship Plantagenet with a torpedo near Cape Henry, Virginia.
  • 1944 - Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.

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