Today in U.S. Naval History: August 8

Posted by Eric Haun
Friday, August 08, 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 8

1813- U.S. Schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder in storm on Lake Ontario

1959 - Announcement of Project Teepee, electronic system to monitor 95 percent of earth's atmosphere for missile launchings or nuclear explosions. System developed by William Thaler, Office of Naval Research physicist.

1972 - Women authorized for sea duty as regular ship's company

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