Today in U.S. Naval History: May 31

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Friday, May 31, 2013
USS Oregon (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 31

1900 - Sailors and Marines from USS Newark and USS Oregon arrive at Peking, China with other Sailors and Marines from Britain, France, Russia, Italy and Japan to protect U.S. and foreign diplomatic legations from the Boxers

1919 - NC-4's transatlantic mission ends at Plymouth, England

1944 - USS England sank a record 6th Japanese submarine in 13 days.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.
 

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