Today in Naval History


Today's Date: May 28, 2015


1813 - Frigate Essex and prize capture five British whalers.

1917 - First underway fueling in U.S. Navy, USS Maumee fuels 6 destroyers in North Atlantic. LCDR Chester W. Nimitz served as Maumee's executive officer and chief engineer.

1957 - 1st of 24 detonations, Operation Plumbbob nuclear test.

1980 - 55 women become first women graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Data retrieved from U.S. Navy