US Navy Birthday is celebrated all over the country with great interest to recognize the bravery of our brave men and women who have been serving our country in the best possible ways to keep us secure and develop our country. The Continental Congress approved the first American naval force on October 13, 1775, which is the birth date of the US Navy. From that day, the long and prestigious heritage of the United States Navy started. On the occasion of this day, American citizens pay honor to their Naval Force and celebrate the day in much pride.
The United States Navy (USN) is one of the greatest pride for the United States. It’s also the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. The U.S. Navy is at present the largest, most powerful, and advanced navy in the world, with the highest collective battle fleet tonnage.
US Navy Birthday is observed on October 13 every year with a view to paying tribute to all the members and personnel in the US Navy for their brave contribution to the country. US Navy is the most admirable and capable navy in the world with not only the highest combined battle fleet tonnage but also the world’s largest aircraft carrier fleet, over 300,000 active personnel, and nearly 100,000 in the Ready Reserve.
- 1775 – The Continental Congress votes for two vessels to be fitted out and armed with 10 carriage guns, a proportional number of swivel guns, and crews of 80 then sent out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This legislation, out of which the Continental Navy grew, constitutes the birth of the U.S. Navy.
- 1862 –The Union yacht America seizes schooner David Crockett attempting to run the blockade out of Charleston with a cargo of turpentine and rosin.
- 1864 – Union bark Braziliera and screw-steamer Mary Sanford, both with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, send out a boat expedition that frees a number of slaves from a plantation on White Oak Creek, Ga.
- 1941 – The Bureau of Aeronautics directed the painting of all fleet aircraft non-specular light gray, except for surfaces seen from above, which were to be blue gray. Beginning in late December, this color scheme extended to shore-based airplanes, except trainers.
- 1944 – TBF (VC 9) aircraft of escort carrier USS Card (CVE 11) sink the German submarine U-402, which had previously sunk 15 Allied vessels, including USS Cythera (PY 26).
Celebrating US Navy birthday means a lot for our prestigious force and our country. On this day, we take the opportunity to cordially thank our brave persons and appreciate their good works. To observe this day, you can join the US Navy personnel as they celebrate their history and military heritage. You can also visit the US Nave Memorial in Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C.
Going to a tour on the naval ships is also an outstanding experience to observe this day. You can also have a tour of a maritime museum with your family or friends to learn about the US Navy and its history.
“It follows then, as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” —President George Washington
“A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.” —President Theodore Roosevelt
“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.'” —President John F. Kennedy
“The Navy has both a tradition and a future—and we look with pride and confidence in both directions.” —Admiral George Anderson
“A powerful Navy we have always regarded as our proper and natural means of defense, and it has always been of defense that we have thought, never of aggression or of conquest. But who shall tell us now what sort of Navy to build? We shall take leave to be strong upon the seas, in the future as in the past, and there will be no thought of offense or provocation in that. Our ships are our natural bulwarks.” —President Woodrow Wilson
October 13 marks the US Navy birthday that traces its roots back to the early days of the American Revolution. On the occasion of this day, we thank and salute to the United States Navy for their great works. Finally, we are going to end this article with a quote “A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.” – Theodore Roosevelt.