This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 2

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

1859 - Launch of Saginaw at Mare Island, first Navy ship built on West Coast of U.S.

 
1867 - Birthday of Civil Engineer Corps.
 
1899 - Act of Congress creates the rank Admiral of the Navy for George Dewey.
 
1973 - Women begin pilot training to U.S. Navy.
 
(Source: Navy News Service)

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