This Day in Naval History - March 28
From the Navy News Service:
- 1800 - Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the Cape of Good Hope.
- 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture, Essex had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812.
- 1848 - USS Supply reaches the Bay of Acre, anchoring under Mount Carmel near the village of Haifa, during its expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan.