Today in Naval History
Today's Date: August 29, 2015
1861 - U.S. squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, NC.
1862 - Union gunboat Pittsburgh support Army troops in landing at Eunice, Arkansas.
1915 - Navy salvage divers raise F-4, first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
1916 - Congress passes act for expansion of Navy but most ships not completed until after World War I.
1964 - USS Boxer and 2 LSDs arrive off coast of Hispaniola to give medical aid to Haiti and Dominican Republic which were badly damaged by Hurricane Cleo.
Data retrieved from U.S. Navy