Today in U.S. Naval History - June 2
1861 - USS Perry captures Confederate privateer Savannah
1941 - First aircraft escort vessel, USS Long Island (ACG-1), commissioned, then reclassified as an auxiliary aircraft carrier (AVC-1) on 20 August and finally reclassified as an escort carrier (CVE-1) in July 1943.
For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.