This Day in Naval History – June 24

Thursday, June 24, 2010

1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA, for overhaul. The ship was saved from scrapping after public support rallied to save the ship following publication of Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem, "Old Ironsides."

1926 - Office of Assistant SecNav set up to foster naval aeronautics; aircraft building increased

1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of U.S., France, and Great Britain to their sectors of Berlin.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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