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October 11th, 2012

Happy Birthday US Navy!

On October 13th, the United States Navy will celebrate its 237th birthday.  The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas. Founded in 1775 to fight the British forces, the Navy has transformed drastically over the years.  The original Navy, called the Continental Navy, consisted of 7 ships and was tasked with intercepting British supply ships during the Revolutionary War.  It achieved moderate success, capturing many British vessels, but ended up losing 24 of its own vessels.  After the resolution of the War, the Navy was essentially disbanded. After a decade-long period without a Naval force the United States Congress ordered the construction of 6 vessels, effectively creating ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 11th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,History,Military