Today in U.S. Naval History: July 11

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Thursday, July 11, 2013
USS Eagle 2 (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 11

1798 - Reestablishment of Marine Corps under the Constitution

1918 - Henry Ford launches first of 100 Eagle boats

1919 - Pay Corps renamed Supply Corps

1943 - Gunfire from U.S. cruisers and destroyers stop German and Italian tank attack against Army beachhead at Gela, Sicily.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
 

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