1943 - Submarine USS Guardfish (SS 217) sinks the Japanese destroyer Hakaze off New Ireland.
1960 - The Bathyscaph "Trieste" descends on a nine hour journey seven miles to the deepest part of the worlds oceans, Challenger Deep, located at the southern end of the Mariana Trench.
1968 - USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is seized by North Korean forces in Sea of Japan. The crew is released on Dec. 23, 1968.
1988 - Guided Missile Cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) is commissioned.