Today in U.S. Naval History: April 4
Friday, April 04, 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 4

1776 - Continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel

1854 - Sailors and Marines from sailing sloop, Plymouth, protect U.S. citizens at Shanghai

1898 - Appointment of first Civil Engineering Corps officer, Mordecai Endicott, as Chief, Bureau of Yards and Docks

1949 - Establishment of NATO

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