This Day in Naval History - Nov. 10


Story Number: NNS020711-12Release Date: 7/11/2002 3:18:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines, establishing the Marine Corps.

1863 - During the Civil War, CSS Alabama captures and burns clipper ship Winged Racer carrying a cargo of sugar, hides, and jute in the Straits of Sunda off Java.

1943 - PB4Y-1 patrol bombers from VB-103, VB-105, and VB-110, along with British aircraft, sink the German submarine U 966 in the Bay of Biscay off northwest Spain. Spanish fishing trawlers rescue the survivors.

1959 - USS Triton (SSRN 586) is commissioned as a nuclear-powered radar picket submarine.

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