Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Today in US Navy History

Another milestone in naval operations took place on this day in 1942. According to the Official US Navy Site, the submarines USS Nautilus (SS168) and USS Argonaut (SS166), landed 222 Marines between them on the Japanese-held island of Makin. This island is a part of the Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands archipelago. This operation was the first submarine-based amphibious attack in history. Congratualtions to the US Navy, and to the men who successfully carried out this operation.

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