This Day in U.S. Naval History – November 15

Monday, November 15, 2010

1882 - LCDR French Chadwick reports to American Legation in London as first Naval Attache.

1942 - Although U.S. lost several ships in Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Naval Force under Rear Admiral Willlis Lee, USS Washington (BB-56), turns back Japanese transports trying to reinforce Guadalcanal. The Japanese never again try to send large naval forces to Guadalcanal.

1960 - First Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, USS George Washington (SSBN-598), leaves Charleston, SC, on initial fleet ballistic missile patrol.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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