Today in U.S. Naval History: December 3

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Today in U.S. Naval History - December 3

1775 - Lt. John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on Alfred. First American flag raised over American naval vessel.

1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) to inspect bases acquired from Great Britain under Destroyer-for Bases agreement.

1983 - Two F-14s flying over Lebanon were fired upon.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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