This Day in Naval History – August 13

Friday, August 13, 2010

1777 - American explosive device made by David Bushnell explodes near British vessel off New London, CT.

1846 - Joint expedition led by CDR Robert Stockton seizes Los Angeles, CA

1870 - Armed tug Palos becomes first U.S. Navy ship to transit Suez Canal

(Source: Navy News Service)

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