Happy Birthday, Navy
239 Years of Sailing the Seven Seas
October 13, 2014 by Mark Dye
The year was 1775, and the Continental Congress was meeting in Philadelphia to discuss the creation of a new country. Part of that discussion included the commissioning of a Navy—specifically, two sailing vessels that were to intercept ships full of supplies for the British army. And, thus, the U.S. Navy was born.
Below is an infographic that takes a look at some of the milestone vessels in the Navy’s history, from the oldest commissioned ship to the largest naval vessel to ever roam the seas.
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