This Day in Naval History – August 26

August 25, 2009

1775 - Rhode Island Resolve: Rhode Island delegates to Continental Congress press for creation of Continental Navy to protect the colonies

1839 - Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad near Montauk Point, NY

1861 - Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras, NC

1865 - Civil War ends with Naval strength over 58,500 men and 600 ships

(Source: Navy News Service)
 

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