This Day in Naval History - Feb. 02

Story Number: NNS011213-14Release Date: 12/13/2001 9:14:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1848 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War.
1862 - Farragut's flagship, screw sloop of war Hartford, departs Hampton Roads for Ship Island, Mississippi, in preparation for the assault on New Orleans.
1938 - Lt. Carlton B. Hutchins remains at the controls of his damaged PBY-2 aircraft so his crew can parachute to safety, but dies in the crash off California. Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
1942 - The USS Seadragon (SS 194) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Tamagawa Maru.
1943 - A Japanese destroyer is damaged by a mine laid by light minelayers off Cape Esperance.
1944 - USS Walker (DD 517) sinks Japanese sub RO 39, 10 miles east of Wotje, Marshall Islands.

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