This Day in Naval History - Feb. 17


Story Number: NNS011213-28Release Date: 12/13/2001 9:30:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1944 - USS Nicholas (DD 449) sinks the Japanese submarine I-11 in the Marshall Islands.
1945 - Medal of Honor Recipient Lt Rufus G. Herring takes the helm of the Landing Craft Infantry Gunboat (LCI(G)-449), which is heavily hit by Japanese counter-fire, rallies his men, and keeps the ship in action protecting UDT swimmers.

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