This Day in Naval History - Feb. 10

Story Number: NNS011213-21Release Date: 12/13/2001 9:24:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1862 - A flotilla under Cmdr. Stephen C. Rowan aboard USS Delaware engages the gunboats and batteries at Elizabeth City, N.C, and captures CSS Ellis and sinks CSS Seabird.
1900 - The first naval governor of Guam is appointed, Commodore Seaton Schroder.
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.
1991 - (Operation Desert Storm/Shield) A-6s attack two unidentified patrol boats in the northern Arabian Gulf, destroying both.

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