This Day in Naval History - January 26
From the Navy News Service:
- 1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator.
- 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
- 1949 - USS Norton Sound (AV 11), the first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon.
- 1960 - USS John S. McCain (DL 3/DDG 36) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.