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NEWS | Sept. 26, 2011

This week in Navy History

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Sept. 25, 1957 - In project Stratoscope, the Office of Naval Research obtained sharp photographs of the sun's corona from the first balloon-borne telescope camera.

Sept. 26, 1931 - The keel was layed at Newport News, Va. of USS Ranger (CV-4), the first ship designed and constructed as an aircraft carrier.

Sept. 27, 1950 - The First Marine Division captured Seoul, South Korea.

Sept. 28, 1964 - The first deployment of Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) began from Charleston, S.C.

Sept. 29. 1959 - USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) with Helicopter Squadron 6 and other 7th Fleet units began six days of disaster relief to Nagoya, Japan, after Typhoon Vera.

Sept. 30, 1946 - The U.S. government announces that U.S. Navy units would be permanently stationed in the Mediterranean to carry out American policy and diplomacy.

Oct. 1, 1955 - The USS Forrestal (CVA-59), first of the World War II postwar supercarriers, was commissioned.