The USS Hornet is best known for launching the important Doolittle Raid in April of 1942 and its role in winning the Battle of Midway
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- A wreckage at the site of the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands is identified as the WWII-era U.S. Naval aircraft carrier USS "Hornet".
- A wreck at the site of the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands is identified as the WWII-era U.S. Naval aircraft carrier USS "Hornet".
A U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound, operating off the aircraft carrier USS "Ronald Reagan", crashes in the Philippine Sea. Eight sailors are rescued, while three remain missing from the 11-person crew.
The Enterprise 6, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is officially inactivated in ceremonies held at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, completing a 51-year career in the United States Navy. In a pre-recorded speech, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces that the U.S. Navy's third Gerald R. Ford carrier, CVN-80, will be named "Enterprise".
Two United States Navy F-A-18 Super Hornets, a F-A-18E and two-seat F-A-18F, flying off the aircraft carrier USS "Harry S. Truman", crash in the Persian Gulf. The aviators were safely recovered. There was no indication of hostile fire.
The United States Navy re-establishes the United States Second Fleet, which was disbanded in 2011, citing recent heightened tensions between NATO and Russia.
A search team led by Paul Allen's company Vulcan, Inc., using his research vessel "Petrel", announces the discovery of the wreck of the USS "Lexington" (CV-2) about 800 km off the eastern coast of Australia at a depth of around 3 km. The aircraft carrier was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea during World War II.