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NEWS | June 27, 2011

This Week in Naval History

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

June 26, 1884 - Congress authorized the commissioning of Naval Academy graduates as Ensigns.

June 27, 1950 - To support the United Nations' call to assist South Korea, President Harry Truman authorized U.S. naval and air operations south of the 38th parallel in Korea.

June 28, 1794 - Joshua Humphreys was appointed as master builder to build Navy ships at an annual salary of $2,000.

June 29, 1950 - The USS Juneau fired the first naval shore bombardment of the Korean Conflict.

June 30, 1815 - The USS Peacock captured the HMS Nautilus during the last action of the War of 1812.

July 1, 1850 - The Naval School at Annapolis was renamed the Naval Academy.

July 2, 1945 - USS Barb (SS-220) bombarded Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; it was the first successful use of rockets against shore positions.