Today in U.S. Naval Hostory: May 15

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, May 15, 2014
U.S. Navy tugs and diving barge alongside USS Guitarro (SSN-665) May 15, 1969 (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval Hostory - May 15

1800 - Capt. Preble in Essex arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort U.S. merchant ships

1942 - First Naval Air Transport Service flight across Pacific

1969 - Sinking of USS Guitarro (SSN-665)

1991 - Amphibious Task Force arrives at Chittagong, Bangladesh, for relief operations after Cyclone Marian

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