Today in U.S. Naval history: June 5
Today in U.S. Naval history – June 5
- 1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first 6 captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun
- 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France on board USS Jupiter
- 1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships
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