Today in U.S. Naval Hostory: March 6

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
Watercolor by Oscar Parkes. (U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval Hostory - March 6

1822 - USS Enterprise captures four pirate ships in Gulf of Mexico

1862 - USS Monitor departed New York for Hampton Roads, Va.

1942 - U.S. Cruisers and destroyers bombard Vila and Munda, Solomon Islands, sinking two Japanese destroyers

1945 - First two Navy flight nurses land on an active battlefield (Iwo Jima): Nurse (with relative rank of Ensign) Jane Kendeigh, USNR, and Chief Nurse (with relative rank of Lieutenant j.g.) Emily G. Purvis, USN

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

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