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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