This Day in Naval History - Jan. 29

Story Number: NNS020108-18Release Date: 1/8/2002 12:50:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1862 - The store ship Supply, commanded by Cmdr. George M. Colvocoresses, captures schooner Stephen Hart, south of Sarasota, Fla., with cargo of arms and munitions.
1942 - USS Quail (AM 15) bombards Japanese troop concentrations at Longoskawayan Point, Luzon.
1943 - The Battle of Rennell Island begins when Japanese shore-based aircraft attack TF 18, cruisers and destroyers covering the movement of transports toward Guadalcanal.
1944 - Submarine Tambor (SS 198) attacks Japanese convoy in the Nansei Shoto and sinks freighter Shuntai Maru north of Okinawa.
1945 - While loading a cargo of depth charges in Lunga Roads, off Guadalcanal, USS Serpens (AK 97) is destroyed by a massive explosion. All but two of the 198 Coast Guard crewmen, 57 Army stevedores are killed.

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