Birth of the U.S. Navy

Filed under:
Revolution Era
Event date:
Friday, October 13, 2017 (This event repeats every year)
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Description:

On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels to search for munitions ships supplying the British Army in America, effectively establishing the start of the U.S. Navy.