1799 - William Balch becomes Navy's first commissioned Chaplain.
(Source: Navy News Service)
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Today in U.S. Naval History: December 6
1830 - Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, established at Washington, D.C., under commander of Lieutenant Louis Malesherbes.
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 5
1843 - Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship.