Thursday, December 22, 2016
On This Day In History The Continental Congress Created A Continental Navy
As History.com 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.