Today in U.S. Naval history: June 5

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June 5, 2013

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.)

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.)

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

 

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.
 

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