Today in U.S. Naval History: January 17

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USS Nautilus (SSN-571), photo courtesy Idaho National Laboratory

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 17

1832- USS Peacock makes contact with Vietnamese court officials

1900 - U.S. (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"

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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