This Day in Naval History – June 17

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, VA, the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States

1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward

1898 - Navy Hospital Corps established

1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy

(Source: Navy News Service)

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