This Day in Naval History - Aug. 14

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
From the Navy News Service

1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus.

1886 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard.

1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II, Aug. 15.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at

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