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This Day in Naval History - March 15

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March 15, 2012

From the Navy News Service:


  • 1865 - In the largest amphibious operation of the war, Union forces capture Fort Fisher, N.C.
  • 1943 - The Numbered fleet system is established.
  • 1957 - Airship ZPG-2 lands at Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., after an 11-day non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
  • 1966 - River Squadron 5 is established in Vietnam.


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