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Civil War (1861 to 1865) than during any other period since our Navy began in 1775. SEA POWER IN MODERN TIMES SIGNIFICANT DATES 28 Dec. 1867 United States claims Midway Islands, first territory annexed outside continental limits. 31 Jul. 1874 USS Intrepid, first warship equipped with torpedoes, is commissioned. 9 Nov. 1880 USS Ticonderoga, first steam- powered ship to circle globe, ends cruise begun on 7 Dec. 1878. 5 Aug. 1882 Congress authorizes first steel warship. 1 Jul. 1897 First use of International Rules of the Road. 16 Dec. 1907 The Great White Fleet, the first fleet of warships to circle globe, leaves Hampton Roads, Virginia. 15 Apr. 1912 Navy dispatches USS Chester from President Roads, Massachusetts, to aid survivors of SS Titanic sunk by collision with iceberg in North Atlantic. The span of years between the Civil War and World War  I  brought  many  changes  to  the  U.S.  Navy.  The ironclads     from     the     Civil     War     inspired     vast improvements    to    shipbuilding    technology.    These technological  advances  led  to  the  develop-ment  of  an all-steel Navy. Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren (fig. 1- 1), the father of modern 134.14 Figure 1-1.—Rear Admiral Dahlgren, standing next to one of the guns he designed, was the leading pioneer in modern naval ordnance and gunnery. The Dahlgren Gun was the forerunner of today’s modern naval gun. 1-5

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