Today in U.S. Naval History: April 14

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Monday, April 14, 2014
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 history.navy.mil.

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