• Happy Birthday, Navy! Here are 36 powerful pictures of the US Navy throughout history

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    For 243 years, the US Navy has been the most visible part of America's military might, visiting far-flung ports of call and operating all over the world.
    To celebrate the US Navy, we've pulled out some of the coolest photos from the archives. In the decades after the Civil War, America began a new era of foreign intervention with the Navy leading the way. This 1899 photo shows sailors eating on the USS Olympia, which was the US's flagship during the Spanish-American War of the previous year.
    The USS Holland, seen in this photo from 1900, was the Navy's first commissioned...
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  • The US Navy turns 243 today - check out these incredible photos of the Navy in action

    The US Navy turns 243 today - check out these incredible photos of the Navy in action

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    The US Navy is perhaps the most visible aspect of American military power, and it turned 243 years old Saturday.
    The Navy was established on October 13, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy, calling for two swift sailing vessels to be armed with 10 carriage guns and a proportional number of swivel guns, manned by a crew of eighty, and sent to intercept transport ships delivering munitions to the British army in America.
    Since its establishment, the US Navy has evolved into an unmatched military force. These 15 awesome photos from the...
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