This Day in Naval History - Aug. 26

Friday, August 26, 2005

From the Navy News Service

1775 - Rhode Island Resolve: Rhode Island delegates to Continental Congress press for creation of Continental Navy to protect the colonies.

1839 - Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad, near Montauk Point, N.Y.

1861 - Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras, N.C.

1865 - Civil War ends with naval strength of more than 58,500 men and 600 ships.

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