Landing the Big One

Landing the Big One

Monday, October 14, 2013

United States Navy Birthday: Now Starting Its 239th Year

Yesterday was the official U.S. Navy Birthday:
The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775, by authorizing the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America. The legislation also established a Naval Committee to supervise the work. All together, the Continental Navy numbered some fifty ships over the course of the war, with approximately twenty warships active at its maximum strength.

Go Navy!


  1. ColoComment11:50 AM

    Love choral music, esp. military. HB, Navy!. Thx for sharing. (... but my goodness, don't those folks look, well..., kind of pudgy?)

    1. Might predate the PRT program.