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Today in Naval History
January 11
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1944 - Torpedo bombing aircraft from USS Block Island (CVE 21) make first aircraft rocket attack on German submarine, U-758.
On This Day

1820

The schooner Lynx, commanded by Lt. J. R. Madison, departs St. Marys, Ga., bound for Kingston, Jamaica, to continue her service suppressing pirates. She is never heard from again and no trace of her or her 50-man crew is ever found.

1863

Iron side-wheel gunboat Hatteras gets duped by Confederate cruiser Alabama, masquerading as a British warship, and is sunk off the Galveston, Texas, coast.

1900

During the Philippine Insurrection, the gunboat Princeton, commanded by H. Knox, takes possession of the Bataan Island group in the Philippines.

1905

The gunboat Petrel (PG 2) becomes the first U.S. Navy ship to enter Pearl Harbor, then Territory of Hawaii, by way of a newly-dredged channel.

1944

Torpedo bombing aircraft from USS Block Island (CVE 21) make first aircraft rocket attack on German submarine, U-758.