This Day in Naval History – Nov. 18

November 17, 2009

1890 - USS Maine, first American battleship, is launched.

1922 - CDR Kenneth Whiting in a PT seaplane, makes first catapult launching from aircraft carrier, USS Langley, at anchor in the York River.

1962 - USS Currituck (AV-7) rescues 13 Japanese fishermen from their disabled fishing boat Seiyu Maru, which was damaged in Typhoon Karen.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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