1884: Department of the Navy establishes the Naval War College at Newport, RI (General Order 325).
1940: Fourth group of 8 U.S. destroyers involved in Destroyers for Bases Deal are turned over to British authorities at Halifax, Canada.
1943: In night Battle of Vella Lavella, 3 U.S. destroyers attack 9 Japanese destroyers to stop evacuation of Japanese troops from Vella Lavella., Solomon Islands
1958: USS Seawolf (SSN-575) completes record submerged run of 60 days, logging over 13,700 nautical miles.
1962: Commissioning of USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25), first nuclear-powered destroyer
1987: Destruction of 3 Iranian small boats
1997: NASA Astronaut CDR Wendy B. Lawrence, USN returns from mission of STS-86: Shuttle -Mir 7 when Atlantis docked with Mir Space Station. The mission began on 25 September.