Theodore's World: Happy 235th Birthday, United States Navy

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October 13, 2010

Happy 235th Birthday, United States Navy

Establishment of the Navy, 13 October 1775

This resolution of the Continental Congress marked the establishment of what is now the United States Navy.

"Resolved, That a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months, and that the commander be instructed to cruize eastward, for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warlike stores and other supplies for our enemies, and for such other purposes as the Congress shall direct.

That a Committee of three be appointed to prepare an estimate of the expence, and lay the same before the Congress, and to contract with proper persons to fit out the vessel.

Resolved, that another vessel be fitted out for the same purposes, and that the said committee report their opinion of a proper vessel, and also an estimate of the expence."



Thanks To All Active Duty Navy Personnel And Navy Veterans For Your Service To Our Country


Posted by Wild Thing at October 13, 2010 02:45 AM


Happy Birthday Anchor Clankers.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at October 13, 2010 09:33 AM

Happy Birthday Navy.

Posted by: Mark at October 13, 2010 02:37 PM

Posted by: BobF at October 13, 2010 03:41 PM

Happy Birthday Navy. I noticed your CIC (coward in charge)didn't send you Congratulations via the commie media. Don't worry though, we Americans love and respect you even though your leader trashes you.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at October 13, 2010 04:16 PM

Thank you everyone.

LOL So true Eddie. Not a peep out of the freak Obama.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2010 07:39 PM

Three civil servants for for outfiting each vessel of eighty men seems ideal. How can we write that into the constitution?

Posted by: Avitar at October 14, 2010 02:12 AM