This Day in Naval History – September 13

Monday, September 13, 2010

1814 - British bombardment of Fort McHenry inspires the Star Spangled Banner.

1847 - Marine Brigade leads U.S. forces that storm Chapultepec Castle near Mexico City, inspiring one line of the Marine Hymn

1906 - Sailors and Marines from USS Denver land in Havana at the request of the Cuban government to preserve order during a revolution.

1939 - Navy suspends transfers to the Fleet Reserve after 20 years service and retains men on active duty.

1985 - Commander Middle East Force orders escort of Military Sealift Ships in Persian Gulf because of Iranian seizure of merchant vessels.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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