This Day in Naval History – August 11

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1812 - USS Constitution captures and destroys brig Lady Warren

1877 - Professor Asaph Hall of Naval Observatory discovers first of two satellites of Mars. He found the second one within a week.

1921 - Carrier arresting gear first tested at Hampton Roads.

1960 - USNS Longview, using Navy helicopters and frogmen, recovers a Discover satellite capsule after 17 orbits. This is first recovery of U.S. satellite from orbit.

(Source: Navy News Service)


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