1811 - Congress authorizes first naval hospital
1913 - Approval of experimental wind tunnel for Navy
1944 - Sue Sophia Dauser, Superintendent of the Navy's Nurse Corps is first woman in Navy to receive rank of Captain.
(Source: Navy News Service)
Seaward Services provides bridge officers, including the master and chief engineer, for Builder and Acceptance Trials of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV).
The Department of Defense award Metron Inc. a contract for development of a large displacement unmanned undersea vehicle (LDUUV).
Metron, Inc., of Reston, Va.
National Maritime Day is May 22; & this year celebrates the thousands of civilian mariners who support freedom as part of the Navy’s Military Sealift Command.
Today in U.S. Naval history - May 17
1940 - FDR announces plans to recommission 35 more destroyers
1942 - USS Tautog (SS-199) sinks Japanese sub, I-28; while
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 16
1820 - Congress becomes first U.S. warship to visit China
1919 - Three Navy flying boats begin first trans-Atlantic flight