This Day in Naval History - Dec. 01

Story Number: NNS011210-04Release Date: 12/10/2001 5:18:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1842 - Three crew members of USS Somers, Midshipman Philip Spencer, Boatswain Samuel Cromwell and Seaman Elisha Smallare, executed for mutiny.
1921 - In the first flight of an airship filled with helium, Blimp C-7, piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Ralph F. Wood, left Norfolk, Va., for Washington, D.C.
1959 - The Bureau of Ordnance merges with the Bureau of Aeronautics to form the Bureau of Naval Weapons.
2013 - The P-8A Poseidon, an advanced maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, arrived in Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, for its inaugural deployment.

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