1980 - USS Parsons (DDG-33) rescues 110 Vietnamese refugees 330 miles south of .
(Source: Navy News Service)
Today in U.S. Naval History - September 17
1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of Ship Island, Mississippi. This was the headquarters for Adm.
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Today in U.S. Naval History - September 16
1854 - Cdr. David G. Farragut takes possession of Mare Island, the first U.S. Navy Yard on the Pacific.