This Day In Naval History: August 10

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August 10, 2016

1812 - The frigate USS Constitution captures and burns the brig, HMS Lady Warren, off Cape Race, off Labrador, Canada.
 
1831 - The U.S. flag gains the nickname of Old Glory from William Driver, master of the brig USS Charles Daggert.
 
1916 - The first naval aircraft production contract begins when the Bureau of Construction and Repair contacts Glenn H. Curtiss via telegram asking him to supply 30 school hydro aeroplanes. The N-9s become the Navy's most popular training aircraft during World War I.
 
1921 - The Bureau of Aeronautics is established by General Order. Medal of Honor recipient, Rear Adm. William Moffett is the first Bureau Chief.
 
1942 - Off Kavieng, New Ireland, USS S-44 (SS 155) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese cruiser, Kako, as she retires from the Battle of Savo Island.
 

(Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division)
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