This Day in Naval History - Aug. 13

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1777 - American explosive device made by David Bushnell explodes near British vessel off New London, Conn.
1846 - Joint expedition led by Cmdr. Robert Stockton seizes Los Angeles, Calif.
1870 - Armed tug Palos becomes first U.S. Navy ship to transit Suez Canal.


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Scorpene Submarine Data Leak: Setback to Indian Navy

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