1862 - A flotilla under Cmdr. Stephen C. Rowan aboard USS Delaware engages the gunboats and batteries at Elizabeth City, N.C, capturing CSS Ellis and sinking CSS Seabird.
1900 - Commodore Seaton Schroder is appointed the first naval governor of Guam.
1943 - USS Pickerel (SS 177) sinks Japanese freighter Amari Maru off Sanriku.
1944 - USS Pogy (SS 266) attacks a Japanese convoy and sinks destroyer Minekaze and freighter Malta Maru 85 miles north-northeast of Formosa.
1945 - U.S. Navy submarine USS Batfish (SS 310) sinks three enemy submarines from Feb. 10-13.
1991 - During Operation Desert Storm, A-6 Intruders attack two unidentified patrol boats in the northern Arabian Gulf, destroying both.
2007 - Guided Missile Destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) is commissioned.