Today in U.S. Naval History: April 23

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USS Stewart (DD-13). U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 23

1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive

1918 - USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France

1945 - In only U.S. use of guided missiles in WW II, 2 BAT missiles release at Balikiapan, Borneo

1956 - Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air)

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

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