This Day in Naval History - Jan. 26

Story Number: NNS020108-12Release Date: 1/8/2002 12:41:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the Chapel of the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

1943 - USS Wahoo (SS 238) sinks entire convoy of four Japanese supply ships north of New Guinea.

1944 - USS Skipjack (SS 184) sinks the Japanese destroyer Suzukaze and the aircraft ferry Okitsu Maru in the Caroline Islands area. Also on this date, USS Hake (SS 256) sinks the Japanese auxiliary netlayer Shuko Maru off Ambon and USS Crevalle (SS 291) sinks the Japanese gunboat Busho Maru 175 miles southeast of Cape St. Jacques, French Indochina.

1949 - USS Norton Sound (AVM-1), the first guided-missile ship, launched the first guided-missile, Loon.

1960 - Destroyer USS John S. McCain (DL-3) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.

1991 - Fast Attack Submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) is commissioned.

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