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Today in Naval History
January 25
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1941 - The keel to USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is laid. Commissioned in April 1944, she serves during World War II in the Pacific. She is now a museum battleship in Norfolk.
On This Day

1941

The keel to USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is laid. Commissioned in April 1944, she serves during the later stages of World War II in the Pacific. She is now a museum battleship stationed in Norfolk, Va.

1943

USS Shad (SS-235) encounters German blockade runners transporting ore in the Bay of Biscay. Shad fires on Nordfels, but the torpedo fails to explode, and Nordfels returns to Bilbao, Spain.

1945

USS McLanahan (DD-615) shells the German command post on the Italian Rivera and silences the shore battery.

1945

USS Silversides (SS-236), despite the presence of auxiliary submarine chasers, sinks the Japanese army cargo ship Malay Maru off Kuro Jima.

1952

High speed transport ship USS Wantuck (APD-125 ) under CTF 95 OpControl, lands South Korean troops at night for demolition raid on enemy rail line, tunnels and bridges on east coast of Korea.

1963

The 1st Seabee Technical Assistance Team arrives in Vietnam. By the end of 1964, 14 teams are operating or have completed their six-month tours.