This Day in Naval History - March 27

press release
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including Constitution.
  • 1799 - USS Constitution recaptures American sloop Neutrality from France.
  • 1880 - USS Constellation departs New York with food for famine victims in Ireland.

 

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

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