This Day in Naval History - Dec. 05

Story Number: NNS011210-09Release Date: 12/10/2001 5:24:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

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.

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