Today in Naval History


Today's Date: September 01, 2014


1781 - French fleet traps British fleet at Yorktown, VA.

1925 - CDR John Rodgers and crew of 4 in PN-9 run out of fuel on first San Francisco to Hawaii flight. Landing at sea, they rigged a sail and set sail for Hawaii.

1941 - U.S. assumes responsibility for trans-Atlantic convoys from Argentia, Canada to the meridian of Iceland.

1942 - Establishment of Air Force, Pacific Fleet, VADM Aubrey W. Fitch, USN.

1942 - First Seabee unit to serve in a combat area, 6th Naval Construction Battalion, arrives on Guadalcanal.

1945 - USS Benevolence (AH-13) evacuates civilian internees from 2 internment camps near Tokyo, Japan.

Data retrieved from U.S. Navy