NEWS | Jan. 11, 2011

This week in Navy history

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Jan. 9, 1861 - Union steamer ship, Star of the West, was fired upon in Charleston Harbor.

Jan. 10, 1956 - The first Navy nuclear power school was established at Submarine Base, New London, Conn.

Jan. 11, 1944 - Aircraft from USS Block Island made the first aircraft rocket attack on a German submarine.

Jan. 12, 1953 - Landing tests were conducted on board USS Antietam, the first angled deck aircraft carrier.

Jan. 13, 1964 - USS Manley evacuated 54 Americans and 36 allied nationals after the Zanzibar government was overthrown.

Jan. 14, 1943 - In the first submarine resupply mission, USS Gudgeon landed six men and 2,000 pounds of equipment and supplies on Negros Island.

Jan. 15, 1997 - Navy physician Capt. Jerry Lineger joined the crew of the MIR space station after being launched on space shuttle Mission STS-81. Prior to the mission, Captain Lineger was trained at the Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia for more than a year.