This Day in Naval History - June 17

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

From the Navy News Service
1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in , , the first warship to enter a public drydock in the .
1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward.
1898 - Corps established.
1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy.


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