This Day in Naval History - Aug. 17
The following events occurred on this day, in Naval History:
- 1812 - Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic.
- 1942 - Submarines USS Nautilus (SS 168) and USS Argonaut (SS 166) land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines.
- 1959 - Adm. Arleigh Burke re-appointed as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for third two-year term, serving longest term as CNO.
- 1962 - Navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH 1) launched at Seattle, Wash.