Today in U.S. Naval History: April 29

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Today in U.S. Naval History - April 29

1814 - USS Peacock captures HMS Epervier

1898 - U.S. warships engage Spanish gunboats and shore batteries at Cienfuegos, Cuba

1944 - Fast carrier task force (12 carriers) commence two-day bombing of Truk

1975 - Operation Frequent Wind evacuation from Vietnam begins

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

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