Today in U.S. Naval History: June 7

Friday, June 07, 2013
USS Yorktown (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 7

1819 - Lt. John White on merchant ship Franklin, anchored off Vung Tau is first U.S. naval officer to visit Vietnam

1917 - U.S. subchasers arrive at Corfu for anti-submarine patrols

1942 - Battle of Midway ends with loss of USS Yorktown

1944 - Construction of artificial harbors and sheltered anchorages begins off Normandy coast

1991 - Joint Task Force Sea Angel ends relief operations in Bangladesh after Cyclone Marian

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

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