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.
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