This Day in Naval History - Jan. 17

Monday, January 16, 2006
From the Navy News Service

1832 - The frigate USS Peacock makes contact with Vietnamese court officials.

1900 - Cmdr. Edward D. Taussig, commanding officer of the gunboat USS Bennington (PG 4), takes formal possession of Wake Island.

1954 - USS Nautilus (SSN 571), the first nuclear-powered submarine, is commissioned at Groton, Conn. After setting sail, it sends the message: "Underway on nuclear power."


Coast Guard

Coast Guard Foundation Awarded 128 Scholarships

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that

Indian Cargo Ship Sinks Off Oman

An Indian cargo ship loaded with vehicles and food supplies destined for Yemen sank on Saturday off the coast of Oman but without loss of life, Oman’s ONA state news agency reported.

El Faro Captain Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship before Sinking

The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.

 
 
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