This Day in Naval History - Sept. 7

Wednesday, September 07, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1776 - David Bushnell attempts to destroy a British ship-of-the-line, HMS Asia, in New York Harbor with his submarine Turtle.

1814 - USS Wasp captures HMS Avon.

1864 - USS Wachusett captures CSS Florida at Bahia, Brazil.

1942 - First air evacuation of casualties to hospital ships off shore occurs at Guadalcanal.

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