This Day in Naval History – Oct. 5

Monday, October 05, 2009

1863 - Confederate David seriously damages USS New Ironsides with a spar torpedo off Charleston, South Carolina.

1913 - Trial of OWL, Navy's first amphibian flying boat

1957 - Minitrack, a satellite tracking net developed by the Naval Research Laboratory, becomes operational. This network, with stations from Maine to Chile, tracked the Vangard satellite.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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