Today in U.S. Naval History: May 15

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Today in U.S. Naval History - May 15

1800 – Capt. Preble in Essex arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort U.S. merchant ships

1942 - First Naval Air Transport Service flight across Pacific

1969 - Sinking of USS Guitarro (SSN-665)

1991 - Amphibious Task Force arrives at Chittagong, Bangladesh, for relief operations after Cyclone Marian

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

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