This Day in Naval History - Aug. 27
From the Navy News Service
1917 - Squadron of minesweepers departs for service off .
1944 - USS Stingray (SS 186) lands men and supplies on , to support guerilla operations against the Japanese.
1945 - Pacific Fleet ships enter , near .
1959 - Off , USS Observation Island (EAG 154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile.