1775 - Congress authorizes four vessels for the defense of the United Colonies.
1799 - William Balch becomes Navy's first commissioned Chaplain.
(Source: Navy News Service)
Today in U.S. Naval History - August 1
1801 - U.S. schooner Enterprise captures Tripolitan ship Tripoli
1921 - Successful tests of gyroscopic high level bombsight
More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today.
Greece safely evacuated embassy staff and more than one hundred Chinese and European nationals from Libya early on Friday with a navy frigate sailing back to the Greek port of Piraeus,
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Rockland, Maine, Friday, at 3 p.m. as part of its 2014 cadet summer training deployment. The Eagle's
Today in U.S. Naval History - July 31
1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812.