Today in U.S. Naval History: June 19
Today in U.S. Naval History - June 19
1864 - USS Kearsarge sinks Confederate raider Alabama off France
1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea begins ("The Marianas Turkey Shoot")
1948 - Chief of Naval Operations assigns three destroyers to U.N. mediator for the Palestine truce.
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