This Day in Naval History - Dec. 05


Story Number: NNS011210-09Release Date: 12/10/2001 5:24:00 PM
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From Navy News Service

1843 - USS Michigan is launched at Erie, Penn. Michigan is America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as the first prefabricated ship.
1941 - USS Lexington (CV 2) sails with Task Force 12 to transport Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor only days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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