This Day in Naval History - Jan. 22


Story Number: NNS020108-11Release Date: 1/8/2002 12:40:00 PM
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1800 - Capt. Thomas Tingey is ordered to duty as the first superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard.
1870 - Cmdr. Thomas Selfridge sails the gunboat Nipsic on an expedition to ascertain the best location for an interoceaniccanal across the Isthmus of Darien.
1944 - During Operation Shingle, Amphibious Task Force 81, under the command of Rear Adm. F.J. Lowry, lands the Army's VI Corps at Anzio, Italy.

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