1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus
1886 - SECNAV establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard
1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II (15 August in DC)
(Source: Navy News Service)
Austal inform that its USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$684-million dollars as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options
Today in U.S. Naval History - March 11
1935 - Birth of Naval Security Group when OP-20G became the Communications Security Group
1941 - President Franklin D.
Norfolk based Fendercare Marine, a supplier of marine products and services, has won a contract to supply Yokohama fenders to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,
Today in U.S. Naval History - March 10
1783 - USS Alliance (Capt. John Barry) defeats HMS Sybil in final naval action of Revolution in West Indies waters