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Navy History

January 5, 2018

January 3rd 1909, The U.S. Navy Provided Aid to Messina, Sicily after a devastating earthquake. With the Great White Fleet making its way through the Suez Canal, President Theodore Roosevelt ordered the Navy to assist. January 4th, 1989, F-14 Tomcats from USS John F. Kennedy were launched to shoot down two Libyan MIGs. The Libyan aircraft were successfully shot down with missiles in the central Mediterranean in international waters. January 5th, 1875. Commander Edward Lull leaves New York to begin his quest to Panama to map the best ship canal route for the future Panama Canal. The route of the canal would be mapped 30 years later.