This Day In Naval History: May 31

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May 31, 2016

1900 - Sailors and Marines from USS Newark (C 1) and USS Oregon (BB 3) arrive at Peking (now known as Beijing), China, to protect U.S. and foreign diplomatic legations during the Boxer Rebellion.

 
1918 - USS President Lincoln is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine, (U 90). Twenty-six lives are lost.
 
1919 - Curtiss flying boat NC 4 lands at Plymouth, England, concluding the first transatlantic flight.
 
1944 - USS England (DE 635), assisted by six destroyers and destroyer escorts, sinks sixth Japanese submarine in less than two weeks.
 
1944 - USS Barb (SS 220) and USS Herring (SS 233) attack Japanese shipping in the Sea of Okhotsk about 150 miles west of Matsuwa Island, Kuril Islands, sinking several ships.
 
 
(Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division)
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