Wow. I am truly impressed. They managed to do it only 67 years after the British landed the first jet on a carrier, and almost 101 years after Eugene Ely landed the first aircraft on a ship.
Next, they’ll fly solo across the Atlantic and invent the Pop-Tart.
Technically, that distinction belongs to Ensign Jake C. West, VF-41, who trapped a Ryan FR-1 aboard USS Wake Island, CVE-65, on 6 November 1945. The events that day were unplanned. That took place about a month prior to Brown landing the Sea Vampire on HMS Ocean.