Today in U.S. Naval History: April 9

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April 9, 2014

USS North Carolina (Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Maher Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

USS North Carolina (Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Maher Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 9

1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York

1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried nine 16-inch guns

1943 - Reestablishment of Commodore rank

1959 - Selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts, include four naval aviators

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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