It’s the 243rd Birthday of the US Navy!
On October 13, 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized creating the Continental Navy. That makes today the 243rd Birthday of the US Navy!
As with most military branches, the Continental Congress disbanded the Navy right after the Revolutionary War. But they soon found that it was a mistake, that peace was temporary. And by 1794, they made the Navy a permanent branch of the US Military.
From the dangers of the Barbary Pirates, through WWII to modern day high tech battlefields, the United States Navy has always “owned the seas.” It has also been a fight to keep ships up to date, even back during the Civil War when designs were outdated and clumsy. But just like our Military in all branches, America will prevail.
This is just a smattering of the well-wishers for the US Navy Birthday today:
Happy 243rd Birthday to our @USNavy! Thank you to all the brave men & women who serve in the US Navy who have helped to make our navy the most advanced & lethal fighting force in the world. #243NavyBday #ForgedbytheSea pic.twitter.com/EC6Yq1TYVu
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 13, 2018
— Navy Federal (@NavyFederal) October 13, 2018
Your brothers and sisters in blue pic.twitter.com/uJzgGXA7Jj
— U.S. Coast Guard (@USCG) October 13, 2018
— U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) October 13, 2018
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) October 13, 2018
From corpsmen to Seabees, we couldn’t do our job without you.
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) October 13, 2018
Happy birthday, @USNavy! When the Navy was created on Oct 13, 1775, its founders probably never envisioned autonomous ships cruising the oceans or networks of sea life & sensors listening under the waves, but an institution evolves over 243 years. We’re proud to be by your side. pic.twitter.com/4nDSC5nYue
— DARPA (@DARPA) October 13, 2018
Featured photo: screenshot via DoD on Twitter