This Day in Naval History - March 02

From the Navy News Service:


  • 1859 - The first Navy ship built on the West Coast of the United States, Saginaw, is launched at Mare Island, Calif.
  • 1867 - The Navy Civil Engineering Corps is established.
  • 1899 - An act of Congress creates the rank "Admiral of the Navy" for George Dewey.
  • 1973 - Women begin pilot training in the Navy.


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