This Day in Naval History - Sept. 17
From the Navy News Service
1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of south of . This was the headquarters for Adm. David Farragut's Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron.
1895 - Battleship commissioned.
1902 - Detachment of Sailors and Marines land from cruiser (C 7) to protect American property at .
1944 - Navy Task Force lands Army troops on , , supported by Navy carrier aircraft and shore bombardment.