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 .
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U.K. Royal Navy warship HMS Defender provided escort duties for transatlantic ocean liner RMS Queen Mary II through the Gulf of Oman.
The Type 45 destroyer,
1907 - A U.S. Marine Corps detachment from the patrol gunboat Paducah serves ashore at Laguna, Honduras, to protect Americans during a war between Honduras and Nicaragua.
The Philippines has been discussing coordinated naval patrols on its southern maritime borders with Indonesia and Malaysia to protect shipping after attacks and kidnappings by Islamist militants,