This Day in Naval History - Aug. 17

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 19, 2013

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.
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