Today in U.S. Naval History: January 9

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January 9, 2014

Steamship Star of the West, with reinforcements for Major Anderson, approaching Fort Sumter (Image courtesy United States Library of Congress)

Steamship Star of the West, with reinforcements for Major Anderson, approaching Fort Sumter (Image courtesy United States Library of Congress)

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 9

1861 - Union steamer Star of the West fired on in Charleston Harbor

1918 - Establishment of Naval Overseas Transportation Service to carry cargo during WWI

1945 - Carrier aircraft begin two-day attack on Japanese forces, Luzon, Philippines

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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