Today in U.S. Naval History: May 16

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Today in U.S. Naval History - May 16

1820 - Congress becomes first U.S. warship to visit China

1919 - Three Navy flying boats begin first 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 website at www.history.navy.mil.
 

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