Today in Naval History

Today's Date: August 01, 2014

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.

Data retrieved from U.S. Navy