From New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY!
On October 13, 1775, the United States Navy was established. This day is celebrated as the birthdate of the American Navy!
It's a day that is mainly celebrated by personnel, veterans, or other people related to the Navy. Usually, it is marked with a Navy Birthday Ball with a formal dinner, birthday cake, and entertainment.
The United States Navy originated over 240 years ago as the Continental Navy. The then Continental Congress authorized 2 armed vessels to search for ships supplying the British army with weapons and ammunition during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783).
When the war ended, the Continental Navy was dismantled, but pirate threats to American merchant shipping led President George Washington to establish the Naval Act of 1794, creating a permanent standing US Navy.
Today, the United States Navy is the naval warfare branch of the US Armed Forces. It has more than 300,000 personnel on active duty and around 100,000 personnel in the Navy Reserve.
Meike Schwarz and the Editorial team at New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine