Today in U.S. Naval History: June 17

Posted by Eric Haun
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 17

1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Va., the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States

1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward

1898 - Navy Hospital Corps established

1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy

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

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