Today in U.S. Naval History: March 25

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
USS Essex, Artist: Joseph Howard (Courtesy U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 25

1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific

1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation

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

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