This Day in Navy History

Navy News Service
Friday, September 30, 2011

September 30

1800 - U.S. concludes treaty of peace with France, ending Quasi War with France.
1944 - USS Nautilus (SS-168) lands supplies and evacuates some people from Panay, Philipppine Islands.
1946 - U.S. Government announces that U.S. Navy units would be permanently stationed in the Mediterranean to carry out American policy and diplomacy.
1954 - Commissioning at Groton, CT, of USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the world's first nuclear-powered ship
1958 - Marines leave Lebanon.
1959 - Last flight of airshps assigned to the Naval Air Reserve at Lakehurst, NJ takes place
1968 - Battleship New Jersey arrives off Vietnam

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