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1759 - Keel of HMS Victory (100) laid down at Chatham Dockyard

1805 - HMS Champion (24), Cptn. Robert Howe Bromley, and consorts engaged a French flotilla off Fecamp.

1810 - Boats of HMS Belvidera (36), Cptn. Richard Byron, and HMS Nemesis (28), Cptn. Ferris, took Bolder (8) and Thor (8) and destroyed a sloop near Studtland, Norway.

1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH).
1948 - USS Putnum (DD-757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag.
1950 - USS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict
1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) departs Pearl Harbor for first submerged transit of North Pole.

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JULY 24

 

1762

HMS Chesterfield (44), Cptn. John Scaife, and four of a convoy, wrecked on Cayo Comsite.

1797

Horatio Nelson loses right arm during failed attack on Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

1798

HMS Resistance (44), Cptn. Edward Pakenham, struck by lightening while anchored in the Straits of Banca, caught fire and violently exploded.

1801

HMS Jason (36), Cptn. Hon. John Murray, wrecked on an uncharted rock in the entrance of St. Malocs.

1813

USS President (44), John Rodgers, captures British ship Eliza Swan.

1815

Reduction of Gaeta by HMS Malta (84), Cptn. William Fahie, and HMS Berwick (74), Cptn. Edward Brace

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1813- Sailing Master Elijah Mix attempts to blow up British warship Plantagenet with a torpedo near Cape Henry, Virginia.

1915 - The steamer Eastland overturns in the Chicago River, drowning between 800 and 850 of its passengers who were heading to a picnic.       
1944 - Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian.

1963 - The iconic Bluenose II was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The schooner is a major Canadian symbol.

2009 - The MV Arctic Sea, reportedly carrying a cargo of timber, is allegedly hijacked in the North Sea by pirates, but much speculation remains as to the actual cargo and events.

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JULY 25

 

1666

The "St. James's Fight."  English fleet under Prince Rupert of the Rhine and George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, and a Dutch fleet under Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter.

1744

Augustus Keppel passed and confirmed as Lieutenant

1757

HMS Southampton (32), Cptn. James Gilchrist, engaged five French privateers off the Isle of Wight

1779

US Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, ME 

1800

HMS Nemesis (28), Cptn. Thomas Baker, and HMS Arrow (28), William Bolton, captured Danish frigate Freya(40), Cptn. Krabbe.

1803

HMS Vanguard (74), Cptn. James Walker, and HMS Tartar (32), Cptn. Perkins, captured Duquesne off San Domingo

1809

HMS Princess Caroline (74), Cptn. Charles Dudley Pater, and consorts captured four Russian vessels.

Boats of HMS Fawn (18) captured Guadaloupe.

1810

HMS Thames (32), Cptn. Granville George Waldegrave, HMS Pilot (18), John Toup Nicholas, and HMS Weazle(18), Henry Prescott, at Amanthe. Six gunboats, two scampavias and 28 transports were taken and the rest of a convoy destroyed.

1863

U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, NC 

1866

In the US Rank of Admiral created and David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the US Navy

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1609 - The English ship Sea Venture, en route to Virginia, is deliberately driven ashore during a storm at Bermuda to prevent its sinking; the survivors go on to found a new colony there.

1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, ME
1898 - Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico.
1934 - First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. Roosevelt, reaches Hilo on board USS Houston
1943 - Launching of USS Harmon (DE-72), first ship named for African-American.

1956 - The Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria and the Swedish ocean liner Stockholm collide in a heavy Atlantic fog off the island of Nantucket on the New England coast. Fifty-one passengers and crew were killed in the collision, which ripped a great hole in the broad side of the Italian vessel Andrea Doria all 1,660 survivors were rescued from the ship before it sunk late the next morning.        

1959 - SR.N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais, France to Dover, England in just over 2 hours.
1990 - USS Cimarron rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines.

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JULY 26

 

1798

HMS Brilliant (28), Cptn. Hon. C. Paget, engaged Vertu and Regenre.

HMS Garland (28), Cptn. James Athol Wood, wrecked on the coast of Madagascar.

1806

HMS Greyhound (32), Cptn. Charles Elphinstone, and HMS Harrier (18), Edward Thomas Troubridge, took Dutch frigate Pallas (36), Cptn. N. S. Aalbers (mortally wounded), and armed ships Vittoria, and Balavia near the Straits of Salayer. Corvette William (20) escaped. 

1812

USS Essex (32), Cptn. David Porter, captures British brig Leander off Newfoundland

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1758 - British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg.

1832 - HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo.
1912 - First airborne radio communications from naval aircraft to ship (LT John Rodgers to USS Stringham).

1945 - HMS Vestal (J215) is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the Second World War.

1945 - The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
1954 - 3 aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) shoot down 2 Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft.

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JULY 27

 

1703

Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dilkes destroyed French ships off Granville.

1711

Jamaica squadron under Commodore James Littleton captured a Spanish galleon.

1756

Sir Robert Holmes' action off Louisbourg with De Beauzier.

1770

William Bligh entered as an Able Seaman on HMS Hunter (10)

1776

As the Continental brig Reprisal, Cptn. Lambert Wickes, approached St. Pierre Harbor, Martinique, she was attacked by the British sloop-of-war Shark (16). After a sharp encounter, Shark withdrew and Reprisal entered port.

1778

First Battle of Ushant. British fleet of 30 ships of the line, under Admiral the Hon. Augustus Keppel, fought an inconclusive action against a French fleet of  29 ships, under Admiral Louis Guillouet, comte d'Orvilliers.

1808

HMS Pickle schooner,  Lt. Moses Cannadey, wrecked on the Chipiona shoal at the entrance to Cadiz as she was entering carrying dispatches. .

1811

Boats of HMS Active (38), Cptn. James Alexander Gordon, captured 18 vessels and destroyed 10, in a creek of Ragosinza, without the loss of a British man.

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1549 - The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan.

1714 - Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet.

1720 - The Battle of Grengam marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.

1862 - Sailing from San Francisco, California to Panama City, Panama, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.

1987 - RMS Titanic Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

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JULY 28

 

1784

HMS Boreas (28), Cptn. Horatio Nelson, arrives at English Harbour, Antigua. 

1806

HMS Mars (74), Cptn. Robert Dudley Oliver, captured Rhin (44), Capt. Chesneau, in the Bay of Biscay

1808

HMS Volage (22), Cptn. P. L. J. Rosenhagen, captured sloop Requin off Northern Corsica

1861

Frigate USS St. Lawrence, Cptn. Hugh Y. Purviance, spotted a schooner flying English colors and engaged the vessel. Fleeing, the schooner then ran up the Confederate flag and fired three shots. Returning fire, St. Lawrence hit the vessel twice, once in her bow. Survivors of the sunken vessel revealed it had been the Confederate privateer, Petrel.

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1588 - Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I.

1854 - USS Constellation (1854), the last all-sail warship built by the US Navy, is commissioned.

1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order.
1945 - USS Callaghan (DD-792) is last ship sunk by a Japanese kamikaze attack, off Okinawa.
 

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JULY 29

 

1710

HMS Kent (70) captured Superbe (64)

1710

HMS Swallow Prize (32) wrecked off Corsica

1775

HMS Resolution, Cmdr. James Cook, arrived in Britain after 2nd voyage of discovery.

1778

HMS Kingfisher (14) captured by a French Squadron.

1782

HMS Santa Margaritta (36) took Amazone (36) of Cape Henry

1800

Boats of HMS Impetueux (74), Cptn. Sir Edward Pellew, captured French brig Cerbere.

1809

Boats of HMS Excellent (74) Cptn. John West, HMS Acorn (18), Robert Clephane, and HMS Bustard, John Duff Markland, cut out six Italian gunboats and ten trabaccolos from Duino.

1813

HMS Martin (18), Humphry Fleming Senhouse, aground on the Crow's Shoal, attacked by 10 American gunboats.

USS President (44), John Rodgers, captures and burns British brig Alert.

1846

Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, CA 

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1588 - Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – English naval forces under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.

1715 - 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
1945 - U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan.
1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal killed 134 members of the crew.

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JULY 30

 

 

 

 

1784

HMS Antelope (14) lost in a hurricane off Jamaica.

1803

HMS Calypso (16), W. Vernour, run down in a violent hurricane by a heavily laden West Indiaman.

1806

HMS Amphion (32), Cptn. William Hoste, at capture of Cotrone.

1808

HMS Meleager (36), Cptn. Frederick Warren, wrecked on Barebush Cay, Jamaica.

1810

Boats of HMS Procris (18), Robert Maunsell, took six gunboats.

1811

Boats of HMS Minden (74), Cptn. Edward Wallis Hoare, took Fort Marrack, Java

1812

Santander and Castle of Ano taken by HMS Venerable (74), Cptn. James Dundas, and consorts.

 

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1715 - Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida.

1775 - Capt Cook with Resolution returns to England.

1865 - The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time.

1871 - The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.
1941 - Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4) at Chungking, China; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II.
1944 - Naval Task Force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, New Guinea.
1945 - Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in Philippine Sea; 316 out of 1199 crew survived.

1949 - British warship HMS Amethyst escape down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff.

1964 - US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam.
 

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JULY 31

 

 

 

1653

Battle of Scheveningen. British fleet under General-at-Sea George Monck defeated a Dutch fleet under Lieutenant-Admiral Maarten Tromp (Killed in Action).

1793

HMS Boston (32), Cptn. George Courtenay (Killed in Action), engaged French frigate Embuscade (36), Cptn. Jean-Baptiste Bompart, off New Jersey.

1797

HMS Artois (38) wrecked off La Rochelle

1801

HMS Sylph (18), Charles Dashwood, engaged a French frigate.

1804

Boats of HMS Tartar (32), Cptn. Keith Maxwell, captured privateer Hirondelle (10), Cptn. La Place, in the channel between the island of Saona and San Domingo.

1808

HMS Imperieuse (38), Cptn. Lord Cochrane,destroyed castle at Mongal.

1811

William Bligh promoted to Rear-Admiral of the Blue.

HMS Brevdrageren gun-brig, Lt. Thomas Baker Devon, and HMS Algerine (10), Lt. John Blow, engaged three Danish brigs off Langesund, Norway

1815

Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812.

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1498 - On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.

1588 - The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.

1718 - Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish.

1849 - Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon.
1865 - East India Squadron established to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan.
1874 - Commissioning of USS Intrepid, first U.S. warship equipped with torpedoes.
1912 - First attempt to launch an airplane by catapult made at Annapolis.

1948 - USS Nevada (BB-36) is sunk by an aerial torpedo after surviving hits from two atomic bombs (as part of post-war tests) and being used for target practice by three other ships.
1964 - All-nuclear task force with USS Long Beach, USS Enterprise, and USS Bainbridge leaves Norfolk, VA to begin voyage, Operation Sea Orbit, to circle the globe without refueling. They returned on 3 October.

1970 - Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.

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AUGUST 1

 

 

1695

Bombardment of Dunkirk by British

1779

HMS Alarm Galley lost at Rhode Island

1781

HMS Pelican (24) foundered off Morant Keys.

1798

Battle of the Nile. British under Sir Horatio Nelson defeat moored French fleet under Francois-Paul Brueys D’Aigalliers

1801

U.S. schooner Enterprise (12), Lt. Andrew Sterett, encountered the Barbary corsair Tripoli (14), Admiral Rais Mahomet Rous, west of Malta in the Mediterranean. After a three-hour battle and false surrenders by Tripoli,Enterprise broadsided the vessel and Rous threw the Tripolitan flag into water in surrender.

1803

Boats of HMS Hydra (38), Cptn. George Mundy, captured Favori.

1808

HMS Wizard (16), Abel Ferris, towed and covered boats of HMS Wizard and HMS Kent whilst they captured guns ashore, the gunboat Vigilant and a convoy of 10 sail, at Noli.

1811

A general promotion of Royal Navy officers took place

1825

HMS Fury Bomb Vessel, Cptn. Henry Hoppner, wrecked by being driven ashore by the ice on the western coast of Prince Regent Inlet, Arctic,  and bilged. .

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1498 - Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)

1588 - English admiral Howard van Effingham beats Spanish Armada.

1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil.

1909 - British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed.

1958 - US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st begins transit of North Pole "operation Sunshine"

2000 - Judge J. Calvitt Clarke Jr. on his own accord ruled that the R.M.S. Titanic Company, who had salvage rights to the Titanic, was banned from cutting into the sunken ship and plundering the artifacts. The salvage company apparently was searching for $300 million in lost diamonds and had sold chunks of coal from the famous ship wreck.    

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AUGUST 2

 

 

1781

HMS Pelican (24) foundered of Jamaica

1795

HMS Diomede (44) wrecked after striking a sunken rock off Trincomalee.

1808

HMS Tigress (12), Lt. Greensword, captured by 16 Danish gunboats, under Lt. Cdr. Ulrich A. Schønheyder, after a short action off Langeland in the Great Belt.

1811

Boats of Ad. Young's Heligoland squadron HMS Qubec (32), Cptn. Charles Sibthorp Hawtayne, HMS Raven, G. G. Lennock, HMS Redbreast (12), HMS Exertion, Lt. Oliphant, HMS Alert (4), Lt. Neale, and HMS Princess Augusta took four gun-brigs near the island of Nordeney..

1812

HMS Emulous Sloop (18), William Howe Mulcaster, wrecked Sable Island, Nova Scotia.

2 Danish schooners, under Sub Lt. Hans Bodenhoff, forestall an attack on Tromsoe, Norway by HMS Horatio(44), Cptn. Lord George Stuart, but are taken by boats from the frigate after heavy losses on both sides.

USS Essex (32), Cptn. David Porter, burned British brig Hero and captured a ship Nancy off Newfoundland

1813

HMS Bacchante (38), Cptn. William Hoste, and HMS Eagle (74) Cptn. Charles Rowley, destroyed the batteries at the harbour at Rovigno. Most of a convoy of 21 ships was scuttled but one gunboat armed with an 18-pounder and two armed trabaccolos laden with salt were captured.

USS President (44), John Rodgers, captures British bark Lion.

1865

CSS Shenandoah, James Waddell, encountered the British bark Barracouta in the Pacific Ocean and received the first firm report that the Civil War had ended in April with the defeat of the Confederacy. Disarming his ship, Waddell took her to surrender at Liverpool, England.

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1610 - Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.

1865 - Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern snaps & is lost.

1916 - Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.

1943 - PT-109, under command of LTJG John F. Kennedy, cut in half by Japanese destroyer Amagiri.
1943 - Naval task groups bombard Japanese forces on Kiska, Alaska.
1950 - Amphibious force ships land Marine First Provisional Brigade at Pusan, Korea helping to save this last area of South Korea from capture.
1964 - Three North Vietnamese PT boats attack USS Maddox (DD-731) in international waters in Gulf of Tonkin. Maddox sinks one.

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AUGUST 3

 

 

 

1758

The naval Battle of Negapatam. Indecisive battle between a British squadron under Vice-Admiral George Pocock and French squadron under Comte d'Aché.

1791

Cptn. William Bligh, HMS Providence, accompanied by HMS Assistant left Spithead on 2nd breadfruit voyage.

1801

HMS Pomone (44), Cptn. Gower, captured Carriere.

1804

 US Mediterranean Squadron Squadron under Commodore Edward Preble, USS Constitution (44), attacks Tripoli. During the bombardment Lt. Stephen Decatur led his men in a two hour hand-to-hand fight while boarding and capturing a Tripolitan gunboat. His younger brother, Lt. James Decatur, was a casualty during this battle.

1809

HMS Lark Sloop (16), Cptn. Robert Nicholas, was upset in a gale and foundered off Cape Causada, San Domingo.

1812

USS Essex (36) ,Cptn. David Porter, captured British brig Brothers

HMS Emulous William Howe Mulcaster, wrecked on Sable Island

1861

Construction of USS Monitor authorized

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1492 - Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.

1678 - Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.

1704 - English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar.

1833 - HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro.
1861 - First manned ascent in a balloon from a ship, gunboat USS Fanny, to observe Confederate artillery position at Hampton Roads, VA.
1950 - First Marine Corps aviation mission against North Korea by VMF-214, from USS Sicily.
1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) is first ship to reach the geographic North Pole submerged.
1970 - USS James Madison (SSBN-627) conducts first submerged launching of Poseidon nuclear missile off Cape Kennedy.

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1950 - First Marine Corps aviation mission against North Korea by VMF-214, from USS Sicily.

VMF-214 better know as the "Black Sheep "

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AUGUST 4

 

 

1746

HMS Pembroke (66) captured Fertile.

1790

US Revenue Cutter Service (which became the US Coast Guard) established.

1798

Boats of HMS Melpomene (38) and HMS Childers (16), J. O'Brian, captured Aventurier (16) from the port of Corigiou

1800

HMS Belliqueux (64), Cptn. Rowley Bulteel, captured La Concorde (44), Cptn. Landolphe, while escorting a convoy of outward bound East India ships.

1804

Adam Duncan died

1808

HMS Delphinen (16), Richard Harward, wrecked on the South-West part of Vieland, Holland.

1811

Start of campaign to capture Java by the British.

1813

Battery at Ragosniza on the Isle of Lissa destroyed by the boats of HMS Milford (74), Cptn. J. D. Markland, and HMS Weazle (18), Cptn. John W. Andrew.

1846

Sailors and Marines from USS Congress (52), Commodore Robert F. Stockton, capture Santa Barbara, California.

1858

First trans-Atlantic cable completed by USS Niagara and British ship Agamemnon

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..."August 4th,1790-Congress authorized the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton's proposal to build ten cutters to protect the new nation's revenue (Stat. L. 145, 175).  Alternately known as the system of cuttersRevenue Service, and Revenue-Marine this service would officially be named the Revenue Cutter Service (12 Stat. L., 639) in 1863.  The cutters were placed under the control of the Treasury Department.  This date marks the officially recognized birthday of the Coast Guard."....   From this website:  http://www.uscg.mil/history/Chron/Chronology_Aug.asp

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1704 - Gibraltar is captured by an English and Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Archduke Charles.

1854 - The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.

1914 - German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast.
1944 - Fifth Fleet carrier task forces begin air attack against Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands.
1964 - The Navy and national intelligence sources report a North Venamese PT boat attack on USS Turner Joy and USS Maddox in the Tokin Gulf prompting Congress to pass the Tonkin Gulf Resolution on 7 August 1964. The attack was later disproven.

1991 - The Greek cruise ship MTS Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.

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AUGUST 5

 

 

1766

HMS Pitt cutter foundered in the Atlantic.

1781

The Battle of Dogger Bank. A British squadron under Vice-admiral Sir Hyde Parker engaged a Dutch squadron under Vice-admiral Zoutman.

1813

HMS Dominica (14), Lt. George Wilmot Barrete (Killed in Action), taken by the American privateer Decatur off Charleston

1832

Frigate USS Potomac (42), Cptn. John Downes, is first U.S. Navy ship to entertain royalty, King and Queen of Sandwich Islands, Honolulu

1864

R.Adm. David Farragut wins Battle of Mobile Bay, sealing off last Confederate port on Gulf Coast

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1620 - The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America.

1666 - English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter.

1864 - US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead".
1882 - Authorizing of first steel U.S. warships, beginning of the modern Navy.
1914- The German minelayer Königin Luise lays a minefield about 40 miles (64 km) off the Thames Estuary (Lowestoft). She is intercepted and sunk by the British light-cruiser HMS Amphion.
1921 - Yangtze River Patrol Force established as command under Asiatic Fleet.

1937 - Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup
1964 - Operation Pierce Arrow – American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1990 - Navy and Marine Task Force (USS Saipan, USS Ponce, and USS Sumter) begin evacuation of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from Liberia during civil war.

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AUGUST 6

 

1805

HMS Blenheim (90), Capt. Austen Bissell, Flagship of Vice Ad. Sir Thomas Troubridge engaged Marengo andBelie Poule.

1806

HMS Dover (44) was lying alongside the dockyard wharf at Woolwich, being used as a temporary marine barracks, when she caught fire and was burnt to the water's edge.

1807

HMS Hydra (38), Cptn. George Mundy, engaged a battery protecting Principe Eugenio (16), Della Carolina(10), and Carmen Del Rosario (4) in the harbour of Begu in Catalan. The battery and the 3 polacres were taken by the ships boats.

1811

Four Danish gun-boats taken near Heligoland, but by the accidental explosion of some gunpowder, 30 English seamen and several prisoners were severely burnt or wounded.

1862

CSS Arkansas destroyed by her commanding officer Isaac N. Brown  when her engine broke down to prevent capture by USS Essex off Baton Rouge.

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