This Day In Naval History: September 14

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September 14, 2016

1814 - During the War of 1812, the sloop-of-war, Wasp captures and burns the British merchant brig, HMS Bacchus, in the Atlantic. A week later, she captures the brig, Atlanta.

 
1899 - During the Philippine Insurrection Campaign, the gunboat, USS Concord, and the monitor, USS Monterey, capture two insurgent schooners at Aparri, Philippine Islands.
 
1944 - USS Ludlow (DD 438) fires at an enemy shore battery and also fires direct hits on enemy vessels off Imperia.
 
1952 - USS Lewis (DE 535) and USS Evansville (PF 70) are fired on by enemy shore batteries off Wonsan, Korea. Their counter-batteries silence the enemy guns.
 
1971 - USS Wiltsie (DD 716) spots a crippled A-7 Corsair plunging into the Gulf of Tonkin and rescues the pilot from the water.
 
1976 - While conducting nighttime underway replenishments off Scotland, USS Bordelon (DD 881) loses control and collides with USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). Though suffering extensive superstructure damage with six men injured, USS Bordelon continues under her own power.
 
 
(Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division)
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