This Day in Navy History

From the Navy News Service
Monday, December 05, 2011
1843 - USS Michigan is launched at Erie, Penn. Michigan is America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as the first prefabricated ship.
1941 - USS Lexington (CV 2) sails with Task Force 12 to transport Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor only days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil
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