1813 - During the War of 1812, the frigate Congress captures the British brig Atlantic in the North Atlantic. Also on this date, USS President captures schooner Comet off New York.
1862 - During the Civil War, boats from the gunboat Mahaska and the converted tug General Putnam capture and destroy "several fine Confederate boats," a schooner and two sloops in branches of Severn River, Md., and bring back schooners Seven Brothers and Galena.
1941 - USS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor. Previously, on Nov. 28, USS Enterprise (CV-6) sails from Pearl Harbor for Wake Island to ferry Marine aircraft to island.
1943 - USS Narwhal (SS 167) embarks nine evacuees at Alubijid, Mascalar Bay and then sinks Japanese cargo ship Himeno Maru off Camiguin Island.
1944 - USS Hake (SS 256) evacuates downed aviators and turns over all supplies that can be spared to Filippino guerilla forces ashore at Libertad, Panay, Philippines.