Today in U.S. Naval History: May 28

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 28

1813 - Frigate Essex and prize capture five British whalers

1917 - First underway fueling in U.S. Navy, USS Maumee fuels six destroyers in North Atlantic. L.Cdr. Chester W. Nimitz served as Maumee's executive officer and chief engineer.

1957 - First of 24 detonations, Operation Plumbbob nuclear test

1980 - 55 women become first women graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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

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