This Day in Naval History - Sept. 05

Friday, September 05, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1775 - Adoption of first uniforms for Navy officers.
1813 - USS Enterprise captures HM brig Boxer off .
1918 - USS Mount Vernon torpedoed by German submarine off .
1923 - U.S. Asiatic Fleet arrives at , to provide medical assistance and supplies after Kondo Plain earthquake.
1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders Navy to form a neutrality patrol to report the presence of foreign warships within 300 miles of eastern .
1946 - USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt (CVB 42) and four escorts visit to underscore support for the Greek government, which faced a communist insurgency.
1990 - USS Acadia (AD 42) departs for first war-time deployment of mixed gender crew on combat vessel.


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