Today in U.S. Naval History: February 4

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Enterprise taking shape in slipway #11, Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History: February 4

1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard

1959 - Keel laying of USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Newport News, Va.

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

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