From the Navy News Service
1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including Constitution.
1799 - USS Constitution recaptures American sloop Neutrality from .
1880 - USS Constellation departs with food for famine victims in .
The U.S. Navy awarded a contract, Dec. 22, for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd.
The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe.
The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.