Happy Birthday, Navy

239 Years of Sailing the Seven Seas

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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