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.
Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg suffered significant damage due to a fire which occurred on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Brisbane.
The boat was undergoing
Today in U.S. Naval History - August 20
1952 - In interservice air operation at Chang Pyong-ni, Korea, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80 percent of assigned area.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency announces the successful completion of the Cape Ray's mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons components at sea.
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