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NORFOLK (Nov. 1910) In this file photo provided by the U.S. Naval Historical Center taken in November 1910, a floating crane from Norfolk Naval Shipyard lifts a Curtiss Model D biplane to the deck of the Chester-class cruiser USS Birmingham (CL 2). Civilian aviator Eugene B. Ely flew the plane off Birmingham on Nov. 14, 1910, the first aircraft launch from a warship. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)