This Day in Naval History - Aug. 24


Story Number: NNS020718-36Release Date: 7/18/2002 4:48:00 PM
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From the Navy News Service

1814 - British invasion of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; Washington Navy Yard and ships burned to prevent capture by the British.
1912 - Launching of USS Jupiter (AC 3), first electrically-propelled Navy ship.
1942 - U.S. carrier aircraft begin two-day Battle of Eastern Solomons where a Japanese task force is defeated and one Japanese carrier sunk. Japanese recall expedition to recapture Guadalcanal.
1960 - USS Bexar (APA 237) deploys to Pangahan Province in response to emergency request for aid from the Province's governor.

 
 
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