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November 28
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1775 - Birthday of the Chaplain Corps after Congress adopts the first Rules for Regulation of the Navy of the United Colonies.
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1775

Birthday of the Chaplain Corps after Congress adopts the first Rules for Regulation of the Navy of the United Colonies.

1863

During the Civil War, the screw steam gunboat Chippewa convoys Army transport Monohansett and Mayflower up Skull Creek, S.C., on a reconnaissance mission.

1941

USS Enterprise (CV 6) sails from Pearl Harbor for Wake Island to ferry Marine aircraft to the island. By Dec. 5, there are no carriers left at Pearl Harbor.

1944

In a multi-destroyer gun action, USS Saufley (DD 465), USS Waller (DD 466), USS Pringle (DD 477), and USS Renshaw (DD 499) sink the Japanese submarine I-46 in Leyte Gulf.