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Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day 2024: Date, History, Significance

Every year, Asiatic Memorial Fleet Day is observed on March 1. U.S.S. Houston, a vessel part of the Asiatic Fleet, was sunk by the Japanese in 1942. former U.S. President George W. Bush designated the day dedicated to the Asiatic Fleet on the 60th anniversary of the event. The day aims to pay a special tribute to the veterans and those who lost their lives during the war.

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Who was the last commander of the Asiatic Fleet?

On 25 July 1939, Admiral Thomas C. Hart was selected as the commander-in-chief of the fleet who served as the last commander of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet.

Where did the U.S. Navy defeat the Spanish fleet?

the U.S. Asiatic Squadron destroyed the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first major battle of the Spanish-American War. The war took place on May 1, 1898, in Manila Bay in the Philippines.

What was the Navy Asiatic Squadron?

It was a squadron of United States Navy warships stationed in East Asia in the late 19th century.

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