By the Navy News Service
1861 - USS Surprise captures Confederate privateer .
1898 - Marines land at , , and raise flag.
1949 - First Navy firing of a high altitude Viking rocket at White Sands, NM.
With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea
Today in U.S. Naval History: April 23
1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive
1918 - USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France
1945 - In only U.
An interview with Rear Adm. Matt Klunder, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Research
What are your near term, mid-term and long term science and technology (S&T) objectives?