Today in U.S. Naval History: July 21

Posted by Eric Haun
Monday, July 21, 2014
David G. Farragut

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 21

1823 - After pirate attack, Lt. David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba.

1944 - Invasion and recapture of Guam begins.

1946 - In first U.S. test of adaptability of jet aircraft to shipboard operations, XFD-1 Phantom makes landings and takeoffs without catapults from Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1987 - Navy escorts first Earnest Will Convoy in the Persian Gulf.

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

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