This Day in Naval History - July 31

Thursday, July 31, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812.
1865 - East India Squadron established to operate from to .
1874 - Commissioning of USS Intrepid, first warship equipped with torpedoes.
1912 - First attempt to launch an airplane by catapult made at .
1933 - USS Constitution commences tour of principal seaports.
1964 - All-nuclear task force with USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Bainbridge (CGN 25) leaves , to begin voyage, Operation Sea Orbit, to circle the globe without refueling. They returned October 3.

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