Today in U.S. Naval History: July 23

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The watch crew in the control room of the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) maintain exact course and depth while the ship is passing under the polar ice gap. U.S. Navy Photo.

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 23

1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH).

1948 - USS Putnum (DD-757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag.

1950 - USS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict

1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) departs Pearl Harbor for first submerged transit of North Pole.

1993 - Sarah Deal becomes first woman Marine selected for naval aviation training.

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

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