This Day in Naval History – June 5

Friday, June 05, 2009

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 France on board USS Jupiter

1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships

(Source: Navy News Service)

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