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Happy Birthday!
« on: October 13, 2009, 09:41:56 AM »

Navy Birthday 13 October 1775

 
The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775, by authorizing the procurement, fitting out, manning and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America. The legislation also established a Naval Committee to supervise the work. All together, the Continental Navy numbered some fifty ships over the course of the war, with approximately twenty warships active at its maximum strength.  

After the American War for Independence, Congress sold the surviving ships of the Continental Navy and released the seamen and officers. The Constitution of the United States ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates in 1794, and the War Department administered naval affairs from that year until Congress established the Department of the Navy on 30 April 1798.

In 1972 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized recognition of 13 October as the Navy’s birthday. In contrast to Navy Day, the Navy Birthday is intended as an internal activity for members of the active forces and reserves, as well as retirees, and dependents. Since 1972 each CNO has encouraged a Navy-wide celebration of this occasion "to enhance a greater appreciation of our Navy heritage, and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service."

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Re: Happy Birthday!
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 03:01:00 PM »
Indeed!

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Re: Happy Birthday!
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 06:12:33 PM »
From the Steel of the World Trade Center, the USS New York has launched today.

Great Video at link...

http://www.ussnewyork.com/

From a Navy family, and a calling to the sea. God Bless America, and all her Ships at sea.

Both my Grandfather's would be proud.

When you care enough to send the very best.



Happy Birthday Navy!
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Re: Happy Birthday!
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 11:53:58 AM »
My dad served on a submarine, the USS Pollack. He was a torpedoman.
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Re: Happy Birthday!
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 12:10:28 PM »
My dad served on a submarine, the USS Pollack. He was a torpedoman.

Tell him thanks!

My immediate family has 42 years of Active duty Naval Service.....

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Re: Happy Birthday!
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Re: Happy Birthday!
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 03:46:59 PM »
Very impressive photo, TW.

And thanks to all who have served.

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