Today in U.S. Naval History: March 7

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USS Grayback (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 7

1958 - Commissioning of USS Grayback, first submarine built from keel up with guided missile capability, to fire Regulus II missile.

1960 - USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) rescues four Russian soldiers from their landing craft 1,000 miles from Midway Island, which was drifting several weeks after their engine failed off Kamchatka Peninsula.

1966 - Department of Navy reorganized into present structure under CNO

1967 - PBRs assists Operation Overload II in Rung Sat Zone, Vietnam

1968 - Operation Coronado XII begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

1994 - Navy issues first orders to women assigned aboard combat ship, USS Eisenhower

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

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