This Day in Naval History – Dec. 24

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 24, 2008

1814 - Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812.

1864 - Naval Forces under Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter with Army forces under Major General Benjamin F. Butler begin unsuccessful two-day attack against Fort Fisher, NC.

1950 - Under cover of naval gunfire support, Task Force 90 completes a 14-day evacuation of 100,000 troops and equipment and 91,000 refugees from Hungnam, North Korea.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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