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Today in U.S. Naval History: April 14

April 14, 2014

The damaged hull of USS Samuel B. Roberts (U.S. Navy photo)

The damaged hull of USS Samuel B. Roberts (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 14

1898 - Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace

1969 - North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy EC-121 reconnaissance aircraft from VQ-1 over the Sea of Japan

1988 - USS Samuel B. Roberts struck Iranian mine off Qatar

1989 - First Navy ship arrives on scene to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup

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

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