Today in U.S. Naval History: July 11

Posted by Eric Haun
Friday, July 11, 2014
USS Eagle 2 (PE-2) on builder's trials in 1918. U.S. Navy photo.

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 11

1798 - Reestablishment of Marine Corps under the Constitution.

1918 - Henry Ford launches first of 100 Eagle boats.

1919 - Pay Corps renamed Supply Corps

1943 - Gunfire from U.S. cruisers and destroyers stop German and Italian tank attack against Army beachhead at Gela, Sicily.

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

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