1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus.
1886 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard.
1945 - agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II, Aug. 15.
A combined Australian and New Zealand operation 260 km off the coast of Africa has seized more than 5.6 metric tons of cannabis resin worth an estimated $280 million (AUD).
Bandar Abbas, home of Iran's navy and the main port in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, is currently hosting two Chinese naval vessels on a five-day goodwill visit,
The US Department of Defense informs that the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $12,776,050 cost reimbursement contract for