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Today in U.S. Naval History: June 7

June 7, 2013

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

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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