Today in U.S. Naval History: November 1
Friday, November 01, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History - November 1

1841 - "Mosquito Fleet" commanded by L.Cdr. J. T. McLaughlin, USN, carries 750 Sailors and Marines into the Everglades to fight the Seminole Indians.

1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt places Coast Guard under jurisdiction of Department of the Navy for duration of national emergency.

1967 - Operation Coronado IX began in Mekong Delta

1979 - Beginning of retirement of Polaris A-3 program begins with removal of missiles from USS Abraham Lincoln. Last Polaris missile removed in February 1982.

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