Today in Naval History

Today's Date: April 23, 2014

1918 - USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France.

1934 - In first Navy movement through Panama Canal over 100 ships transitted.

1945 - In only U.S. use of guided missiles in WW II, 2 BAT missiles release at Balikiapan, Borneo.

1956 - Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air).

Data retrieved from U.S. Navy