This Day in Naval History - Feb. 16


Story Number: NNS011213-27Release Date: 12/13/2001 9:29:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1804 - Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, with volunteers from frigate Constitution and schooner Enterprise, enters Tripoli harbor by night in the ketch Intrepid to burn the captured frigate Philadelphia.
1815 - The frigate Constitution captures British Susannah.
1944 - USS Skate sinks Japanese light cruiser Agano as she deploys from Truk, Caroline Islands.
1945 - PB4Y-1, (VPB 117), sinks Japanese ship Ida Maru at Cape St. Jacques, French Indochina.
1952 - USS Gregory (DD 802), USS Twining (DD 547), and USS Rowan (DD 782) greet the first anniversary of the siege of Wonsan with the usual destructive interdiction fire.

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