Wednesday, April 29, 2015

29 April 1814 A.D. USS PEACOCK Captures HMS ESPERVIER—Epervier has 45 holes in her port side



29 April 1814 A.D. USS PEACOCK Captures HMS ESPERVIER—Epervier has 45 holes in her port side

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1814 - American sloop USS Peacock and HMS Epervier engage in battle. Peacock takes two 32-pound shots in her fore-yard with the first exchange, but her return broadside smashes most of Eperviers rigging and guns. After 45 minutes, Epervier is captured. The battle is hailed as a tribute of American gunnery as Epervier has 45 shot holes in her port side.

1944 - Task Force 58 begins a two-day attack on Japanese shipping, oil and ammunition dumps, aircraft facilities, and other installations at Truk following the support of the Hollandia landings in the Pacific.

1944 - USS Pogy (SS 266) sinks the Japanese submarine I 183, 30 miles south of Ashizuri Saki, Japan.

1945 - USS Comfort (AH-6) is hit by a kamikaze plane off Okinawa, which kills 28 persons (including six nurses), wounds48 others, and causes considerable damage.

1945 - USS Bream (SS 243) sinks the German minesweeper depot ship Quito off Tanjong Putting, Borneo, N.E.I.

1961 - USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63), an oil-fired aircraft carriers, is commissioned at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. She is homeported at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

1975 - Commander Task Force 76 receives the order to execute Operation Frequent Wind (initially Talon Vise), the evacuation of U.S. personnel and Vietnamese who might suffer as a result of their past service to the allied effort.

2009 - A destroyer formerly known as USS Conolly (DD 979) is sunk during the UNITAS Gold sinking exercise in the Atlantic Ocean.

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