Today in U.S. Naval History: August 13

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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