Today in U.S. Naval history: June 5

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval history – June 5

  • 1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first 6 captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun
  • 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France on board USS Jupiter
  • 1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships

 

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

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