This Day in Naval History - Feb. 11

Story Number: NNS011213-22Release Date: 12/13/2001 9:24:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1862 - Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles directs the formation of an organization to evaluate new inventions and technical development that eventually leads to National Academy of Science.

1943 - USS Fletcher (DD 445) and Scouting Observation Plane (VCS 9) from light cruiser Helena (CL 50) sink Japanese submarine I-18 in the Coral Sea.

1944 - USS Gudgeon (SS 211) sinks Japanese freighter Satsuma Maru that was previously damaged by Chinese B-25s off Wenchow, China.

1945 - The Yalta Conference ends after an 8-day session where President Franklin D. Roosevelt, along with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin, discuss Europes post-war reorganization and the reestablishment of a war-torn Europe, and for the Soviets to enter the war against Japan upon Germanys defeat.

1984 - Guided Missile Submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) is commissioned.

1989 - Guided Missile Cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) is commissioned.

1989 - Fast Attack Submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) is commissioned.

1995 - Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) is commissioned.

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