This Day in Naval History - March 28

Story Number: NNS011215-29Release Date: 12/15/2001 6:35:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1814 - During the War of 1812, British frigates HMS Phoebe and HMS Cherub capture the frigate Essex, commanded by Capt. David Porter, off Valparaiso, Chile.
1848 - USS Supply, commanded by Lt. William F. Lynch, reaches the Bay of Acre, Israel, during an expedition to explore the Dead Sea to trace the River Jordan to its source.
1944 - USS Barb (SS 220) sinks Japanese cargo freighter Fukusei Maru off Rasa Island, and USS Silversides (SS 236) sinks Japanese cargo ship Kairyu Maru off Manokwari, New Guinea.
1944 - USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE 86) is commissioned. She later supports the Iwo Jima and Okinawa Campaigns.
1953 - During the Korean War, USS Philippine Sea (CV 47), USS Princeton (CV 37), and USS Oriskany (CV 34) launch 216 sorties against a North Korean supply depot.

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