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Monday, September 26, 2016

January 25: This Day in U.S. Navy History

January 25, 2016

1941 - The keel to USS Wisconsin (BB 64) is laid. Commissioned in April 1944, she serves during the later stages of World War II in the Pacific. She is now a museum battleship stationed in Norfolk, Va.
 
1943 - USS Shad (SS 235) encounters German blockade runners transporting ore in the Bay of Biscay. Shad fires on Nordfels, but the torpedo fails to explode, and Nordfels returns to Bilbao, Spain.
 
1952 - High speed transport ship USS Wantuck (APD 125 ) under CTF 95 OpControl, lands South Korean troops at night for demolition raid on enemy rail line, tunnels and bridges east coast of Korea.
 
1963 - The 1st Seabee Technical Assistance Team arrives in Vietnam. By the end of 1964, 14 teams are operating or have completed their six-month tours.
 
1986 - Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732) is commissioned.
 
(Source:  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division)
        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 


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