Thursday, December 22, 2016

On This Day In History The Continental Congress Created A Continental Navy

As notes, on this day in 1775 the Continental Congress created a Continental Navy in Philadelphia.

You can read about the event via the below link:

Note: The above U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photo is of a painting by W. Nowland Van Powell. The painting depicts Lieutenant John Paul Jones raising the "Grand Union" flag on the Alfred as the ship was commissioned in Philadelphia.

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