Today in U.S. Naval History: October 29

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
USS Parsons (DD-949). Official US Navy Photo

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 29

1814 - Launching of Fulton I , first American steam powered warship, at New York City. The ship was designed by Robert Fulton.

1980 - USS Parsons (DDG-33) rescues 110 Vietnamese refugees 330 miles south of Saigon.

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

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