Today in U.S. Naval History: April 9

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
USS North Carolina (Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Maher Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 9

1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York

1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried nine 16-inch guns

1943 - Reestablishment of Commodore rank

1959 - Selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts, include four naval aviators

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

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