From the Navy News Service
1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of Ship Island south of New Orleans. This was the headquarters for Adm. David Farragut's Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron.
1895 - Battleship Maine commissioned.
1902 - Detachment of Sailors and Marines land from cruiser Cincinnati (C 7) to protect American property at Colon, Panama.
1944 - Navy Task Force lands Army troops on Angaur, Palau Islands, supported by Navy carrier aircraft
and shore bombardment.