This Day in Naval History – August 27

August 26, 2009

1917 - Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France

1944 - USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese.

1945 - Pacific Fleet ships enter Sagami Bay, near Tokyo, Japan.

1959 - Off Cape Canaveral, FL, USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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