Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

European Squadron Reinstituted

JULY 18TH, 1865:  Rear Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough arrived at Flushing, Netherlands, and hoisted his flag on the USS Colorado and assumed command of the reinstituted European Squadron.  The Squadron consisted of the USS Niagara, Sacramento, Kearsarge, Frolic and Guard and was to cruise the North Sea to the Canary Islands, as the Navy resumed is historic role of protecting the nation's interests.

--Old B-Runner

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