This Day in Naval History - March 28
From the Navy News Service
1800 - Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the .
1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off . Before capture, had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812.
1848 - USS Supply reaches the of , anchoring under Mount Carmel near the of , during its expedition to explore the and the River Jordan.