Today in U.S. Naval History: March 12

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
USS Intrepid (CV-11) (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 12

1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones

1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941.

1956 - In first overseas deployment of Navy missile squadron, VA-83 left on USS Intrepid

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

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