This Day in Naval History - Feb. 25

Story Number: NNS011213-36Release Date: 12/13/2001 9:43:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1861 - The sloop of war Saratoga of the U.S. African Squadron captures the slaver sloop Express.

1917 - Marines and a naval landing force from USS Connecticut (BB 18), USS Michigan (BB 27), and USS South Carolina (BB 26) move into Guantanamo City, Cuba to protect American citizens during the sugar revolt.

1933 - USS Ranger (CV 4), the US Navy's first true aircraft carrier, is launched.

1944 - USS Hoe (SS 258) attacks a Japanese convoy at the mouth of Davao Gulf, sinking the fleet tanker Nissho Maru and damaging the fleet tanker Kyokuto Maru, while USS Rasher (SS 269) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Ryusei Maru and freighter Tango Maru off the north coast of Bali.

1991 - During Operation Desert Storm, USS Wisconsin (BB 64) and USS Missouri (BB 63) provide naval gunfire support and other operations.

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