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Today in Naval History
February 23
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1919 - The first ship named for an enlisted man, USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255), is launched.
On This Day

1795

The U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established.

1919

The first ship named for an enlisted man, USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255), is launched.

1944

In an overnight raid, Task Force 58 planes bomb the Japanese at Saipan, Tinian, Rota and Guam in the first raid of the Mariana Islands.

1945

Four days after landing on Iwo Jima, an invasion where uncommon valor was a common virtue, the United States flag is raised on Mt. Suribachi.