This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 4

Monday, April 04, 2011
1776 - Continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel
 
1854 - Sailors and Marines from sailing sloop, Plymouth, protect U.S. citizens at Shanghai
 
1898 - Appointment of first Civil Engineering Corps officer, Mordecai Endicott, as Chief, Bureau of Yards and Docks
 
1949 - Establishment of NATO
 
(Source: Navy News Service)
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