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Today in Naval History
September 14
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1944 - USS Ludlow (DD 438) fires at an enemy shore battery and also fires direct hits on enemy vessels off Imperia.
On This Day

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.

1991

 USS Hue City (CG 66) is commissioned at Pascagoula, MS. The 20th of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers, Hue City is the first ship named after a battle of the Vietnam War.