Today in U.S. Naval History - August 13
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
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