This Day in Naval History - March 13

Story Number: NNS011215-14Release Date: 12/15/2001 6:22:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1941 - USS Ericsson (DD 440) is commissioned. She is the third US Navy warship named for Swedish inventor John Ericsson.

1944 - Torpedo bomber aircraft from Composite Squadron Ninety-Five (VC 95) based on board escort carrier Bogue (CVE 9), along with USS Hobson (DD 464) and USS Haverfield (DE 393), Canadian frigate HMCS Prince Rupert and RAF Flying Fortress (No. 220 Squadron) sink German submarine U 575 in the North Atlantic.

1952 - During the Korean War, counter-battery engagements by USS Manchester (CL 83), USS James E. Kyes (DD 787), USS McGinty (DE 365) and USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779) are supported by aircraft from Task Force 77 silence enemy guns at Kalmagak during the Siege of Wonsan.

1963 - USS Albany (CG-10) and aircraft from Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four aid five ill crewmembers of Norwegian freighter Jotunfjell.

1982 - USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is commissioned at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp, Newport News, Va. The warship is the third in the Nimitz-class of aircraft carriers and is homeported at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

1993 - USS Montpelier (SSN 765) is commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk, her homeport. The boat is the 15th in the Los Angeles-Improved class of attack submarines.

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