This Day in Naval History - July 25

U.S. Navy
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

From the Naval News Service:

 

  • 1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Me.
  • 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C.
  • 1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. Navy.
  • 1898 - Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico.
  • 1912 - First specifications for naval aircraft published.
  • 1934 - First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. Roosevelt, reaches Hilo on board USS Houston (CA 30).
  • 1941 - Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy "E"certificates (for excellence) for industry.
  • 1943 - Launching of USS Harmon (DE 72), first ship named for an African-American.
  • 1990 - USS Cimarron (AO 177) rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines.

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