This Day in Naval History - Feb. 03

Story Number: NNS011213-12Release Date: 12/13/2001 9:09:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1863 - The "double-ender" side wheel steam gunboat Sonoma captures the blockade running British bark Springbok.
1944 - PBYs and USAAF B-25s (5th Air Force) aircraft attack a Japanese convoy west of New Hanover and sink the cargo ship, Nichiai Maru.
1944 - USS Tambor (SS 198) attacks a Japanese convoy and sinks Goyu Maru and merchant tanker Ariake Maru about 200 miles southeast of Shanghai.

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