1980 - USS Parsons (DDG-33) rescues 110 Vietnamese refugees 330 miles south of .
(Source: Navy News Service)
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 13
1775 - Continental Congress provides for the construction of five ships of 32 guns, five ships of 28 guns and three
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 12
1862 - Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River.
1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China.
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 11
1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service.
1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force.