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.
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