This Day in Naval History - June 24

Friday, June 24, 2005

From the Navy News Service

1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston for overhaul. The ship was saved from scrapping after public support rallied to save the ship following publication of Olive Wendell Holmes' poem, "Old Ironsides."

1926 - Office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy set up to foster naval aeronautics; aircraft building increased.

1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of United States, France, and Great Britain to their sectors of Berlin.

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