Today in U.S. Naval History: July 22

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Monday, July 22, 2013
USS Constellation (U.S. Navy Photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 22

1802 - Frigate Constellation defeats nine Corsair gunboats off Tripoli.

1905 - Body of John Paul Jones moved to Annapolis, Md. for reburial.

1953 - U.S. ships laid down heavy barrage to support UN troops in Korea

1964 - Four Navy Divers (LCDR Robert Thompson, MC; Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson, Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning) submerge in Sealab I for 10 days at a depth of 192 feet, 39 miles off Hamilton, Bermuda. They surfaced on July 31, 1964.

1974 - Evacuees from the coup on Cyprus arrive on board Navy vessels in the Mediterranean. Operation ended on 24 July.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
 

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