1855 - The frigate Roanoke is launched.
1941 - Cmdr. William A. Sullivan is designated the first Supervisor of Salvage.
1943 - USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255), USS George E. Badger (DD 196), USS Clemson (DD 186), and FMs (VC-19) from USS Bogue (CVE 9) sink German submarine U 172 west of the Canary Islands.
1943 - USS Wainwright (DD 419) and British destroyer HMS Calpe sink German submarine U 593 150 miles northeast of Algiers.
1943 - USS Sailfish (SS 192) sinks Japanese cargo ship Totai Maru east of Tokara Strait while PBY aircraft sink Tokiwa Maru in the Bismarck Sea.