This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 14
1814 - British squadron captures U.S. gunboats in Battle of Lake Borgne, LA.
1944 - Rank of Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy (five star admiral) is established.
1945 - Captain Sue S. Dauser receives the first Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a nurse.
1965 - Navy announces completion of 1,272 ft. radio tower at North West Cape, Australia, highest manmade structure in the Southern Hemisphere at that time, as a link in fleet communications.
(Source: Navy News Service)