Today in U.S. Naval History: November 15
Today in U.S. Naval History - November 15
1882 - Lt. Crd. French Chadwick reports to American Legation in London as first Naval Attache.
1942 - Although U.S. lost several ships in Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Naval Force under Rear Admiral Willlis Lee, USS Washington (BB-56), turns back Japanese transports trying to reinforce Guadalcanal. The Japanese never again try to send large naval forces to Guadalcanal.
1960 - First Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, USS George Washington (SSBN-598), leaves Charleston, S.C., on initial fleet ballistic missile patrol.
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