1942 - U-656 becomes the first German submarine of World War II to be sunk by Naval air (VP-82).
1899 - Act of Congress creates the rank Admiral of the Navy for George Dewey.
1776 - First amphibious landing operation. Continental naval squadron under Commodore Esek Hopkins lands Sailors and Marines, commanded by Captain Samuel Nicholas, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, capturing urgently-needed ordnance and gunpowder.
1871 - Navy Medical Corps established
1942 - Name "Seabees" and insignia officially authorized
1960 - USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) rescues 4 Russian soldiers from their landing craft 1,000 miles from Midway Island, which was drifting several weeks after their engine failed off Kamchatka Peninsula
1945 - Iwo Jima declared secure
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