US Navy(1775-2015) Celebrates 240 Years of Excellence

2191

13th October marked the 240th birthday of US Navy

  • From everyday small feats to undeniably heroic efforts, the accomplishments and achievements of America’s Navy are vast and significant.
  • This same day in 1775 the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and voted to outfit two sailing vessels –
    • the Andrew Doria and
    • the Cabot,         
  • Since its birth, the Navy has been involved with more than ten major wars and countless battles.
  • The Navy takes extra efforts to bring security, democracy and prosperity to the American people and to the international community.
  • The American navy has expanded till date and today,  it’s a fleet of
    • 271 deployable ships
    • Over 3,700 operational aircraft
    • Over 328,000 active duty sailors
    • Over 110,000 reserve sailors
    • Nearly 200,000 civilian employees
  • The Navy owns 36,000 acres and more than 6,750 buildings in the area.
  • The Hampton Roads is home to approximately 108,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel.