This Day in Naval History – August 3

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

1804 - American Squadron, including USS Constitution, attacks Tripoli

1812 - Frigate Essex capture British brig Brothers

1861 - Construction of USS Monitor authorized

1861 - First manned ascent in a balloon from a ship, gunboat USS Fanny, to observe Confederate artillery position at Hampton Roads, VA

1942 - Mildred McAffee (Horton) becomes the first woman officer commissioned into Naval Reserve.

1950 - First Marine Corps aviation mission against North Korea by VMF-214, from USS Sicily

1950 - First helicopter evacuation in Korea by VMO-6

1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) is first ship to reach the geographic North Pole submerged.

1970 - USS James Madison (SSBN-627) conducts first submerged launching of Poseidon nuclear missile off Cape Kennedy

(Source: Navy News Service)


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