This Day in Naval History - Dec. 23

Story Number: NNS011214-07Release Date: 12/14/2001 2:58:00 PM
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From Navy News Service

1826 - Capt. Thomas Catesby Jones of USS Peacock and King Kamehameha negotiate first treaty between Hawaii and a foreign power.
1910 - Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson becomes the first Naval officer sent to flight training.
1941 - The gallant defenders of Wake Island (Sailors, Marines, volunteer civilian contractors, and Army/Air Force radio detachment) surrender.
2013 - Littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) returned to its homeport of San Diego, Calif., following the completion of its maiden deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

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