The Navy Turns 245 Today | HooYah

Today, October 13 marks the 244th birthday of the U.S. Navy. The USA Navy is traced back to the early days of the American Revolution. The Continental Congress established a naval force, on this day in 1771 hoping the small fleet could attack British Commerce.

“A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.” – 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.'” – John F. Kennedy