This Day in Naval History – August 17

Monday, August 17, 2009

1812 - Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic

1942 - Submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines

1959 - ADM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO

1962 - Navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH-1) launched at Seattle, WA

(Source: Navy News Service)

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