Today in U.S. Naval History: March 24

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Admiral George Dewey, USN. Oil On Canvas, 72"x48", by N.M. Miller (20th C.), painted 1911. (courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 24

1903 - George Dewey commissioned Admiral of the Navy with the date of rank, March 2, 1899. He was the only person to hold this rank.

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

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