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This Day in Naval History - May 16

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May 16, 2012

From the Navy News Service:


  • 1820 - Congress becomes first U.S. warship to visit China.
  • 1919 - Three Navy flying boats begin 1st trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland.
  • 1965 - First U.S. gunfire support in Vietnam by USS Tucker.


For more information about naval history, visit the Naval historical Center Web site at

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