NEWS | Oct. 31, 2011

This week in Navy History

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Oct. 30, 1775 - Congress authorized four vessels for the defense of the United Colonies.

Oct. 31, 1961 - The end came to Lighter than Air ships in the U.S. Navy with the disestablishment of Fleet Airship Wing One and ZP-1 and ZP-3, the last operating units in the LTA branch of Naval Aviation, at Lakehurst, N.J.

Nov. 1, 1941 - President Franklin Roosevelt placed the Coast Guard under jurisdiction of the Department of the Navy for the duration of the national emergency, World War II.

Nov. 2, 1968 - Operation Search Turn began in the Mekong Delta.

Nov. 3, 1943 - The battleship Oklahoma, sank at Pearl Harbor , Dec. 7 1941, was refloated.

Nov. 4, 1971 - USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636) launched a Poseidon C-3 missile in the first surface launch of a Poseidon missile.

Nov. 5, 1945 - Ensign Jake West (VF-41) made the first jet landing on board a carrier, USS Wake Island (CVE-65).