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Naval History and Heritage Command

Today in Naval History
January 22
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1800 - Capt. Thomas Tingey is ordered to duty as the first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard.
On This Day

1800

Capt. Thomas Tingey is ordered to duty as the first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard.

1862

During the Civil War, the side-wheel steamer Lexington conducts a reconnaissance up the Tennessee River and exchanges long-range fire with Fort Henry in Tennessee.

1870

USS Nipsic, commanded by Cmdr. Thomas O. Selfrige, sails on an expedition to survey the Isthmus of Darien at Panama to determine the best route for a ship canal.

1941

During World War II, USS Louisville (CA 28) arrives at New York with $148,342.212.55 in British gold brought from Simonstown, South Africa, to be deposited in American banks.

1994

Coastal Patrol Ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) is commissioned.

1944

Operation Shingle, the Allied landing at Anzio and Nettuno, Italy, begins. While the landings are flawless and meet with little resistance from the Germans, USS Portent sinks during the invasion.