This Day in Naval History – June 14

Monday, June 14, 2010

1777 - John Paul Jones takes command of Ranger

1777 - Continental Congress adopts design of present U.S. Flag

1847 - Commodore Matthew Perry launches amphibious river operations by Sailors and Marines on Tabasco River, Mexico

1940 - Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Naval Expansion Act to construct ships to increase Navy's tonnage by 11 %

1985 - Steelworker Second Class Robert D. Stethem, USN of Underwater Construction Team ONE was killed by terrorist hijackers of TWA Flight 847. He later received a Bronze Star for his heroism.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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