Today in U.S. Naval History: March 17

Monday, March 17, 2014
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Today in U.S. Naval History - March 17

1898 - USS Holland, first practical submarine, launched

1942 - United States Naval Forces Europe established to plan joint operations with British

1958 - Navy Vanguard rocket launches 3.25 pound sphere from Cape Canaveral

1959 - USS Skate (SSN-578) surfaces at North Pole

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

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