Today in U.S. Naval History: March 5
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
USS Newport News (CA-148). (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 5

1942 - Name "Seabees" and insignia officially authorized

1943 - USS Bogue begins first anti-submarine operations by escort carrier.

1960 - USS Newport News (CA-148) and personnel from Port Lyautey complete emergency relief operatons at Agadir, Morocco after earthquake on February 29.

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