Today in U.S. Naval History: August 14
Today in U.S. Naval History - August 14
1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus
1886 - SECNAV establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard
1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II (August 15 in DC)
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