This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 17

Monday, January 17, 2011

1832- USS Peacock makes contact with Vietnamese court officials

1900 - US (CDR Taussig in USS Bennington) takes formal possession of Wake Island

1955 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the first nuclear-powered submarine, casts off lines at 1100 and sends message "underway on nuclear power"

(Source: Navy News Service)

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