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.
The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine North Dakota, during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert receives a system update brief in the combat information center aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile
Kvichak Marine won a US Navy contract for 12 30-ft.Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.