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Today in U.S. Naval History: May 7

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May 7, 2014

Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho is torpedoed, during attacks by U.S. Navy carrier aircraft in the late morning of 7 May 1942. Photographed from a USS Lexington (CV-2) plane. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives

Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho is torpedoed, during attacks by U.S. Navy carrier aircraft in the late morning of 7 May 1942. Photographed from a USS Lexington (CV-2) plane. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 7

1779 - Continental Navy sloop Providence captures British brig Diligent off Cape Charles

1934 - USS Constitution completes tour of principal U.S. ports

1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders Pacific Fleet to remain in Hawaiian waters indefinitely

1942 - Carrier aircraft sink Japanese carrier Shoho during Battle of Coral Sea

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

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