This Day in Naval History - Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

From the Navy News Service

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

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