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Eye on the Navy September 16, 1854 - CDR David G. Farragut takes possession of Mare Island, the first U.S. Navy Yard on the Pacific. 1922 - Commander Halsey Powell in USS Edsall became the senior officer directing the evacuation of 250,000 Greek refugees from Turkey after war between Greece and Turkey. 1958 - USS Grayback fires first operational launch of Regulus II surface to surface guided missile off CA coast; Missile carries first U.S. mail sent by guided missile. 1966 - USS Oriskany helicopters rescue 44-men crew of British merchant ship August Moon near Hong Kong September 17, 1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of Ship Island south of New Orleans, LA. This was the headquarters for ADM David Farragut's Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron. September 18, 1926 - Navy brings relief aid to Miami, FL, after a severe hurricane. 1941 - U.S. Navy ships escort eastbound British transAtlantic convoy for first time (Convoy HX-150). Although the U.S. Navy ships joined HX-150, which left port escorted by British ships on 16th, on night of 17 September, the official escort duty began on 18th. September 19, 1915 - SECNAV Josephus Daniels organizes the Naval Consulting Board to mobilize the scientific resources of U.S. for national defense. 1957 - Bathyscaph Trieste, in a dive sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in the Mediterranean, reaches record depth of 2 miles 1992 - Joint Task Force Marianas stands down after providing assistance to Guam after Typhoon Omar September 20, 1911 - Navigational instruments first requested for naval aircraft. 1951 - In Operation Summit, the first combat helicopter landing in history, U.S. Marines were landed in Korea. 1981 - USS Mount Hood and Navy helicopters rescue 18 crew members of Philippine Navy frigate, Datu Kalantiaw September 21, 1858 - Sloop Niagara departs Charleston, SC, for Liberia with African slaves rescued from slave ship. 1923 - Asiatic Fleet completes mission of aiding earthquake victims in Japan. 1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to repeal the arms embargo provision of the Neutrality Act. 1984 - Mid East Force begins escort of U.S. flagged vessels in Persian Gulf. September 22, 1776 - John Paul Jones in Providence sails into Canso Bay, Nova Scotia, and attacks British fishing fleet. 1989 - After Hurricane Hugo, Sailors and Marines provide assistance to Charleston, SC. September 23, 1779 - Captain John Paul Jones in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard captures HMS Serapis. 1944 - USS West Virginia (BB-48) reaches Pearl Harbor and rejoins the Pacific Fleet, marking the end of the salvage and reconstruction of 18 ships damaged at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. 1947 - James Forrestal, former SECNAV, takes office as first Secretary of Defense 1990 - Two Hospital ships (USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort) steam together for first time in Arabian Gulf September 24, 1918 - Ensign David S. Ingalls, USNR, in a Sopwith Camel, shoots down his fifth enemy aircraft, becoming the first U.S. Navy ace while flying with the British Royal Air Force. 1944 - 5th Fleet carrier aircraft attack Japanese in Visayas, Philippines 1960 - First nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), launched at Newport News, VA September 25, 1941 - In first successful U.S. Navy escort of convoys during World War II, Navy escort turn over HX-150 to British escorts at the Mid-Ocean Meeting Point. All ships reach port safely. 1957 - In project Stratoscope, Office of Naval Research obtains sharp photographs of sun's corona from first balloon-borne telescope camera. September 26,1781 - French fleet defeats British at Yorktown, VA 1910 - First recorded reference to provision for aviation in Navy Department organization 1918 - USS Tampa lost with 118 men, probably by German submarine 1931 - Keel laying at Newport News, VA of USS Ranger (CV-4), first ship designed and constructed as an aircraft carrier 1963 - First steam-eject launch of Polaris missile at sea off Cape Canaveral, FL (now Cape Kennedy) from USS Observation Island (EAG-154) September 27, 1922 - Report on observations of experiments with short wave radio at Anacostia, DC, starts Navy development of radar 1941 - Launch of first Liberty ship, SS Patrick Henry, in Baltimore, MD 1942 - Armed Guard on SS Stephen Hopkins engages German auxiliary cruiser Stier and supply ship Tannenfels. Stephen Hopkins and Stier both sink. 1944 - Special Air Task Force (STAG-1) commences operations with drones, controlled by TBM aircraft, against Japanese in Southwestern Pacific 1950 - First Marine Division captures Seoul, South Korea September 28, 1822 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures 5 pirate vessels 1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships 1923 - Navy aircraft take first and second places in international Schneider Cup Race 1944 - Marines occupy islands in Palaus under cover of naval aircraft and gunfire support. 1964 - First deployment of Polaris A-3 missile on USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) from Charleston, SC www.usfilter.com 2 Milltown Court, Union, NJ 07083, Phone: 908-851-2277, email@example.com Dielectric Coating Capastic Anode Power Supply/Controller Reference Electrode Power Supply/Controller Monitor Reference Electrode Anode Shaft-Hull Milli-Voltmeter Shaft-Ground Assembly Water Technologies CAPACŪ Corrosion Protection Goes A Long Way CAPAC corrosion protection systems are designed for higher quality and longer life than competing systems. At a lower installed cost. Retrofit your ocean-going vessel or offshore platform with CAPAC systems today, and realize the full benefits of long-term protection tomorrow. September 29, 1944 - USS Narwhal (SS-167) evacuates 81 Allied prisoners of war that survived sinking of Japanese Shinyo Maru from Sindangan Bay, Mindanao 1946 -Lockheed P2V Neptune, Truculent Turtle, leaves Perth, Australia on long distance non-stop, non-refueling flight that ends October 1. 1959 - USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) with Helicopter Squadron 6 and other 7th Fleet units begin 6 days of disaster relief to Nagoya, Japan, after Typhoon Vera. September 30, 1800 - U.S. concludes treaty of peace with France, ending Quasi War with France. 1944 - USS Nautilus (SS-168) lands supplies and evacuates some people from Panay, Philipppine Islands. 1954 - Commissioning at Groton, CT, of USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the world's first nuclear-powered ship (Source: www.history.navy.mil) 20 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News