Today in U.S. Naval History: June 28

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Today in U.S. Naval History - June 28

1794 - Joshua Humphreys appointed master builder to build Navy ships at an annual salary of $2,000.

1814 - USS Wasp captures HMS Reindeer

1865 - CSS Shenandoah captures 11 American whalers in one day

1970 - USS James Madison (SSBN-627) completes conversion to Poseidon missile capability

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


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