Today in U.S. Naval History - September 5
1776 - Adoption of first uniforms for Navy officers
1813- USS Enterprise captures HM brig Boxer off Portland, ME
1918 - USS Mount Vernon torpedoed by German submarine off France
1923 - U.S. Asiatic Fleet arrives at Yokohama, Japan, to provide medical assistance and supplies after Kondo Plain earthquake.
1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders Navy to form a Neutrality Patrol to report the presence of foreign warships within 300 miles of eastern United States.
1946 - USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt (CVB-42) and four escorts visit Greece to underscore U.S. support for the Greek Government which faced a Communist insurgency.
1990 - USS Acadia (AD-42) departs San Diego for first war-time deployment of male-female crew on combat vessel
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