This Day in Naval History – July 22


Story Number: NNS020718-14
Release Date: 7/18/2002 2:44:00 PM

From the Navy News Service – Naval History

1802 – Frigate Constellation defeats 9 Corsair gunboats off Tripoli.
1905 – Body of John Paul Jones moved to Annapolis, MD for reburial.
1953 – U.S. ships laid down heavy barrage to support UN troops in Korea
1964 – Four Navy Divers (LCDR Robert Thompson, MC; Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson, Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning) submerge in Sealab I for 10 days at a depth of 192 feet, 39 miles off Hamilton, Bermuda. They surfaced on July 31.
1974 – Evacuees from the coup on Cyprus arrive on board Navy vessels in the Mediterranean. Operation ended on July 24.

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