Navy Birthday 2020

Navy Birthday 2020

245 years ago today On Friday, October 13, 1775, meeting in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels, armed with ten carriage guns, as well as swivel guns, and manned by crews of eighty, and to send them out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This was the original legislation out of which the Continental Navy grew and as such constitutes the birth certificate of the navy.

USS Bonhomme Richard (1765)

USS Missouri

Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier


Virginia Class Submarine

Fast Attack Submarine at work

Captain John Paul Jones