1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines, establishing the Marine Corps.
1941 - U.S. escorted convoy WS 12, carrying 20,000 British troops to Singapore, sails from Halifax
(Source: Navy News Service)
A Virginia-class attack submarine named after former U.S. Sen. John Warner has successfully completed an initial round of sea trials, reports UPI.
Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched the second minelayer, MLS-II Nampo, for the Korean Navy.
In attendance at the MLS-II launching ceremony were Baek Seung-joo,
Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign of the growing security ties between the two