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This day in Maritime History:

1897-The sloop yacht, Cuyahoga broke adrift from moorings and drifted out 4 1/2 miles NE of the Plum Island, MA station. Surfmen sailed out and brought her back, turning her over to her owner.

1943-Coast Guardsmen participated in the invasion of Finschafen, New Guinea. An Allied invasion fleet, including Coast Guard-manned landing ships, landed Australian troops. Coast Guard-manned ships in the invasion fleet included USSs LST-18, LST-67, LST-168, and LST-204. There were no casualties among the Coast Guard LSTs.

1990- PSU 301 became the second reserve Coast Guard port security unit deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield. PSU 301 was staffed by reservists from Buffalo, New York. They were stationed in Al-Jubayl, Saudi Arabia.

1776 - John Paul Jones in Providence sails into Canso Bay, Nova Scotia, and attacks British fishing fleet.

1943 - U.S. destroyers and landing craft land Australian troops at Finschhafen, New Guinea.

1989 - After Hurricane Hugo, Sailors and Marines provide assistance to Charleston, SC, through 10 October.



 


 


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