January 31, 1944
The ASCC is shipped to Harvard and arrives the next day.
Durfee and D.R. Piatt supervise the assembly, test and adoption of improvements of the machine at Harvard.
March 15, 1944
The ASCC is completely installed and in operating condition, using the same tapes as employed at Endicott for testing purposes.
The ASCC begins computations for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships. During the war, the machine is used exclusively by the Navy and is supported by a technical staff that includes former IBMers then serving in the Navy.
August 7, 1944
The machine is officially presented to, and dedicated at, Harvard University.
During the ceremony, Watson says, in part: "Dr. [James B.] Conant [Harvard's President], I ask you to accept this IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator for Harvard University in the name of the International Business Machine Corporation. It is my earnest hope that the results accomplished by this machine and the future cooperation of our two institutions will contribute to further scientific development and will prove mutually satisfactory."
Conant, in accepting the ASCC, expresses the hope that its usefulness will be extended to those engaged in scientific and technical work outside as well as within Harvard. He also says: "Mr. Watson and the International Business Machines Corporation, by employing their inventions of the past many years in the development and construction of this new, powerful instrument for mathematical work, have given Harvard not only a splendid gift but have presented the University with an opportunity so great as to constitute a challenge."