This Day in Naval History - March 02

press release
Friday, March 02, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1859 - The first Navy ship built on the West Coast of the United States, Saginaw, is launched at Mare Island, Calif.
  • 1867 - The Navy Civil Engineering Corps is established.
  • 1899 - An act of Congress creates the rank "Admiral of the Navy" for George Dewey.
  • 1973 - Women begin pilot training in the Navy.

 

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

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