Today in U.S. Naval History: June 2

Posted by Eric Haun
Monday, June 02, 2014
USS Long Island (Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 2

1861 - USS Perry captures Confederate privateer Savannah

1941 - First aircraft escort vessel, USS Long Island (ACG-1), commissioned, then reclassified as an auxiliary aircraft carrier (AVC-1) on 20 August and finally reclassified as an escort carrier (CVE-1) in July 1943.

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

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