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
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