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This Day in Naval History - Dec. 06

From the Navy News Service 1830 - The Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, was established in Washington, D.C., under the command of Lt. Louis Malesherbes. From the Navy News Service 1901 - The first report on the Ship Model Basin at the Washington Navy Yard was issued by Naval constructor David W. Taylor, who designed the basin. It's the first facility of this type in U.S. to test hull shapes. From the Navy News Service 1917 - German submarine torpedoes sink USS Jacob Jones (DD 61) off England.From the Navy News Service 1968 - Operation Giant Slingshot began in Mekong Delta.

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 8

1847 - Battle of San Gabriel (Navy, Marines, Army defeat Mexicans in CA) (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 8

1847 - Battle of San Gabriel (Navy, Marines, Army defeat Mexicans in CA) (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 4

1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard 1959 - Keel laying of USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Newport News, VA (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – February 4

1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard 1959 - Keel laying of USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Newport News, VA (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 4

1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard 1959 - Keel laying of USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Newport News, VA (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History- Jan. 19

1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 22

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – March 18

1945 - Carriers begin 3 month Okinawa Campaign by destroying aircraft on Kyushu, Japan 1974 - Navy sent to sweep mines from Suez Canal (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History –April 16

1778 - Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – April 30

798 - Congress establishes Department of the Navy 1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – May 27

1813 - American joint operations against Fort George, Canada 1919 - Navy NC-4 completes trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Lisbon, Portugal (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – June 16

1898 - U.S. squadron bombards Santiago, Cuba 1965 - Navy Department schedules reactivation of hospital ship Repose (AH-16), first hospital ship activated for Vietnam Conflict (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – June 25

1917 - Navy convoy of troopships carrying American Expeditionary Forces arrives in France 1950 - North Korea invades South Korea beginning Korean Conflict (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - April 25

From the Navy News Service 1862 - Union naval forces occupy , 1914 - First combat observation mission by Navy plane, at .

This Day in Naval History - May 30

From the Navy News Service 1814 - Navy gunboats capture three British boats on Lake Ontario near Sandy Creek, N.Y.

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 16

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This Day in Naval History – Oct. 30

1799 - William Balch becomes Navy's first commissioned Chaplain. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 2

1969 - Operation Barrier Reef began in Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 19

1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 19

1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 21

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 22

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)  

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