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Today in U.S. Naval History: July 25

July 25, 2013

USS Houston with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

USS Houston with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 25

1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Maine

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

1941 - Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy "E"certificates (for excellence) for industry.

1943 - Launching of USS Harmon (DE-72), first ship named for African-American.

1990 - USS Cimarron rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines.

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



 
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