This Day in Naval History - Jan. 28

Story Number: NNS020108-17Release Date: 1/8/2002 12:49:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1865 - Confederate torpedo boat St. Patrick, commanded by Lt. John T. Walker, strikes the side-wheel gunboat built Octorara, commanded by Lt. Cmdr. William W. Low, off Mobile Bay but her spar torpedo fails to explode.
1944 - PB4Y-1 (VB 103) sinks German submarine, U 271, off Limerick, Ireland.
1962 - USS Cook (APD 130) rescues 25 survivors from Panamanian tanker, SS Stanvac Sumatra, which breaks in two in the South China Sea.
1986 - NHHC is remembering the 7-member crew of Space Shuttle Challenger, including Navy Cmdr. Michael Smith, 1945 - Submarine Spadefish (SS 411) attacks Japanese convoy west of Chuja Kundo, Korea and sinks escort vessel Kume and transport Sanuki Maru.

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