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USS Orleck DD-886 commissioned

15 September 1945, Gearing-class destroyer USS Orleck DD-886 was commissioned with LCDR John D. Andrew in command.
USS Orleck Naval Museum, Lake Charles, LA

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USS North Carolina BB-55 torpedoed

On 15 September 1942, North Carolina -class battleship USS North Carolina BB-55 was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-19 and hit on her port (left) side just forward of the thick armor belt designed to protect her from torpedoes.

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Governor Stone purchased

On 15 September 1942, Schooner Governor Stone was purchased for $1 by the US War Shipping administration, and was converted for use as a training vessel by the Merchant Marine Academy.

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Infanta laid down

On 15 September 1929, private yachtt Infanta was laid down at Craig Shipbuilding Co. Long Beach, CA for John Barrymore as a present to his wife, actress Dolores Costello.
In 1950 she was purchased by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington and restored there at their own shipyard as the company yacht, named for its founder Thea Foss.

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USS Alabama (BB-60) arrives in Mobile

On 14 September 1964, South Dakota-class battleship USS Alabama (BB-60) arrived in Mobile Bay, after being towed from the Pacific Reserve Fleet in Bremerton.
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, AL

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SS Keewatin maiden voyage

On 14 September 1907, passenger liner SS Keewatin started her maiden voyage.
S.S. Keewatin, Port McNicoll, ON, Canada

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USS LCI(L)-1091 launched

On 14 September 1944, LCI(L)-351-class large landing craft USS LCI(L)-1091 was launched at Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, MI.
Here seen beached during a training exercise at San Nicolas Island in 1944

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SS Rotterdam launched

On 13 September 1958, former ocean liner and cruise ship SS Rotterdam was launched at Rotterdam Drydock Co, Rotterdam Netherlands, sponsored by HM Queen Juliana.

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HMAS Diamantina K377 ceremony

On 13 September 1945, River-class frigate HMAS Diamantina K377 was involved in the surrender of Nauru Island for which the ceremony took place on her quarterdeck.

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USS Cassin Young DD-793 launched

On 12 September 1943, Fletcher-class destroyer USS Cassin Young DD-793 was launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. San Pedro CA

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