On this day in 1775, the U.S. Navy was born when the Continental Congress authorized the arming of two sailing vessels in order to intercept supply transports for the British army. The Declaration of Independence came nine months later, followed by the creation of the Department of the Navy in 1798. We at The Patriot offer our thanks for a job well done.
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Friday, October 13, 2006
Happy Birthday, US Navy!
From the The Patriot Post comes this reminder:
Posted by Anonymous at 10/13/2006 05:27:00 PM