This Day in Naval History - Aug. 29

Friday, August 29, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1861 - U.S. squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, N.C.
1862 - Union gunboat Pittsburgh supports Army troops in landing at Eunice, Arkansas.
1915 - Navy salvage divers raise F-4, first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
1916 - Congress passes act for expansion of Navy but most ships not completed until after World War I.
1964 - USS Boxer (LPD 4) and two LSDs arrive off coast of Hispaniola to give medical aid to Haiti and Dominican Republic, which were badly damaged by Hurricane Cleo.

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