This Day in Naval History - April 23

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 23, 2012

From the Navy News Service:


  • 1918 - USS Stewart (DD 13) destroys German submarine off France.
  • 1934 - In the first Navy movement through the Panama Canal, more than 100 ships transited.
  • 1945 - In only U.S. use of guided missiles in World War II, two BAT missiles release at Balikpapan, Borneo.
  • 1956 - Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air).


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