This Day in Naval History – Nov. 10

Monday, November 10, 2008

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)

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