NEWS | June 14, 2011

This week in Navy History

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

June 12, 1948 - The Women's Armed Forces Integration Act provided for enlistment and appointment of women in the Naval Reserve.

June 13, 1881 - USS Jeannette was crushed in an Arctic ice pack.

June 14, 1985 - Navy Steelworker Second Class Robert Stethem of Underwater Construction Team ONE was killed by terrorist hijackers on TWA Flight 847. He later received a Bronze Star for his heroism.

June 15, 1991 - Two battle groups and amphibious ships evacuated dependents and Air Force personnel from Clark Air Force Base after Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines.

June 16, 1965 - The Navy Department scheduled reactivation of the hospital ship Repose (AH-16), the first hospital ship activated for the Vietnam Conflict

June 17, 1833 - USS Delaware entered drydock at Gosport Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States.

June 18, 1812 - U.S. declares war on Great Britain for impressment of Sailors and interference with commerce