This Day in Naval History - Aug. 24

Wednesday, August 24, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1814 - British invasion of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; Washington Navy Yard and ships burned to prevent capture by the British.

1912 - Launching of USS Jupiter (AC 3), first electrically-propelled Navy ship.

1942 - U.S. carrier aircraft begin two-day Battle of Eastern Solomons where a Japanese task force is defeated and one Japanese carrier sunk. Japanese recall expedition to recapture Guadalcanal.

1960 - USS Bexar (APA 237) deploys to Pangahan Province in response to emergency request for aid from the Province's governor.

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