Today in U.S. Naval History: May 13

Posted by Eric Haun
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 13

1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established.

1908 - Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, later called Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was officially established in the Territory of Hawaii as a coaling station for U.S. Navy ships transiting the Pacific Ocean.

1943 - Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel

1945 - Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin two-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan

1964 - Organization and deployment of world's first all nuclear-powered task group, USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, and USS Bainbridge, to Sixth Fleet

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

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