This Day in Naval History - June 05

Thursday, June 05, 2008

1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun.
1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches aboard USS Jupiter (AC 3).
1945 - Typhoon off damages many U.S. Navy ships.

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