Happy Birthday to all my Shipmates !
Today we Celebrate the Navy’s Birthday; October 13 and recognize the brave men and women who have served our country — past and present. Established during the Revolutionary War, the original Continental Navy was formed, disbanded, and then reestablished nearly 10 years later. Today it’s the largest and most capable navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The Navy also boasts the world’s largest aircraft carrier fleet, over 300,000 active personnel, and nearly 100,000 in the Ready Reserve.
NAVY BIRTHDAY TIMELINE
March 27, 1794
The Navy became permanent.
Congress passed the Naval Act of 1794 — establishing a permanent standing navy.
The Navy built its armada
Three ships were commissioned and pressed into service. These were the USS Constitution, the USS United States and the USS Constellation.
December 7, 1941
“A day that will live in infamy”
Japanese forces sent 353 aircraft to launch a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This led directly to America’s involvement in World War II.
September 30, 1954
The Navy launched its first nuclear submarine
The Navy deployed the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine — the USS Nautilus.