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Naval Battles of the American Revolutionary War

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Despite the success of the fledgling Continental Navy during the American Revolution the ending of the war actually brought an end to our nation’s first navy. A few months after the British defeat at the Battle of …

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On the Anniversary of the Officer Corps: A tale of two leaders

From Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division On this date 220 years ago the U.S. Congress, shortly after reconstituting the U.S. Navy in the Naval Act of 1794, gave the President the authority to appoint naval officers. It’s an important date in naval history and one that …

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