1847 - Battle of San Gabriel (Navy, Marines, Army defeat Mexicans in CA) (Source: Navy News Service)
1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast (Source: Navy News Service)
From the Navy News Service 1814 - Navy gunboats capture three British boats on Lake Ontario near Sandy Creek, N.Y.
1945 - Carriers begin 3 month Okinawa Campaign by destroying aircraft on Kyushu, Japan 1974 - Navy sent to sweep mines from Suez Canal (Source: Navy News Service)
1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)
1799 - USS Constellation (CAPT Truxtun) captures French l'Insurgente 1943 - Organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends (Source: Navy News Service)
1954 - Launching of Nautilus, first nuclear submarine, at Groton, CT 1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days (Source: Navy News Service)
1960 - Bathyscaph Trieste descends to deepest part of the ocean, Marianas Trench 1968 - USS Pueblo seized by North Korean forces in Sea of Japan (Source: Navy news Service)
1800 - USS Constellation (CAPT Thomas Truxtun) defeats la Vengeance 1862 - USS Hartford, Capt David G. Farragut, departs Hampton Roads for Mississippi River campaign (Source: Navy News Service)
1813 - USS Hornet, Captain James Lawrence, captures HMS Peacock 1968 - Task Force Clearwater established in I Corps (Source: Navy News Service)
A gunman who was shot dead after killing 12 people at the Navy Yard, and injuring 8 others now in hospital, has been identified as a former Navy serviceman, Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, reports BBC News. In a press conference at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Secretary of the Navy
Latest Littoral Combat Ship from Austal's State-of-the-Art Ship Production Factory Coming Today. The Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) in a ceremony at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22, at 10 a.m. CDT.
As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture have announced that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing "drop-in" biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military
The U.S. Navy has selected more than three dozen female enlisted sailors to qualify to serve aboard a submarine in a historic first for the sea service as part of a plan to more fully integrate women into the undersea force. The 38 selected female sailors are only the first step in
From the Navy News Service: 1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun
From the Navy News Service: 1853 - Five Navy ships leave Norfolk, Va., on three-year exploring expedition to survey the far Pacific. 1927 - USS Memphis arrives at Washington, D.C., with Charles Lindbergh and his plane, Spirit of St
From the Navy News Service: 1944 - Four U.S. Carrier Groups (15 carriers) begin attack on Japanese positions in the Marianas. 1948 - The Women's Armed Forces Integration Act provides for enlistment and appointment of women in the Naval Reserve.
From the Navy News Service: 1864 - USS Kearsarge sinks Confederate raider Alabama off France. 1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea begins ("The Marianas Turkey Shoot"). 1948 - Chief of Naval Operations assigns three destroyers to U.N
From the Navy News Service: 1813 - Fifteen U.S. gunboats engage three British ships in Hampton Roads, Va. 1815 - Trials of Fulton I, built by Robert Fulton, are completed in New York. This ship would become the Navy's first steam-driven warship.
From the Navy News Service: 1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. Navy conducts extensive unsuccessful search.
From the Navy News Service: 1898 - At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, Rear Adm. Sampson's squadron destroys Spanish fleet. 1950 - USS Valley Forge (CV 45) and HMS Triumph participate in first carrier action of Korean Conflict. VF-51 aircraft (Valley Forge) shoot down two North Korean
From the Navy News Service: 1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces. 1939 - Appointment of Rear Adm. Richard Byrd as commanding officer of 1939-1941 Antarctic Expedition. 1943 - During Battle of Kolombangara in Solomon Islands, U.S
From the Navy News Service: 1800 - U.S. Marine Corps Band gives its first concert in Washington, D.C. 1883 - Installation of the first electric lighting on a U.S. Navy Ship completed on USS Trenton. 1920 - Radio station built by U.S
From the Navy News Service: 1864 - Rear Adm. David Farragut's squadron captures Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay, winning control of Mobile Bay. 1958 - Massive concentration of Pacific Fleet in Quemoy-Matsu area prevents invasion of islands by China.
Vice-Admiral Tom Copeman pronounces on 'Surface Forces Priorities in an Ever-Changing Maritime Environment', sees LCS playing crucilal Navy role. In an article for the US Navy News Service, the Admiral writes: "Twenty-five years ago