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