Today in U.S. Naval History: August 1

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August 1, 2013

Lookout on the bridge of USS Nautilus (SSN 571) keeps an alert watch for pieces of ice as the Nautilus presses closer to the Polar Ice Cap, August 1958. (NHHC Photograph Collection, L-File, Ships)

Lookout on the bridge of USS Nautilus (SSN 571) keeps an alert watch for pieces of ice as the Nautilus presses closer to the Polar Ice Cap, August 1958. (NHHC Photograph Collection, L-File, Ships)

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 1

1801 - U.S. schooner Enterprise captures Tripolitan ship Tripoli

1921 - Successful tests of gyroscopic high level bombsight (Norden Bombsight) at Torpedo Station, Yorktown, Va. Carl Norden developed the bombsight for the Bureau of Ordnance.

1946 - Office of Naval Research established

1950 - Control of Guam transferred to Department of Interior

1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) submerges under Arctic ice cap near Point Barrow

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

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