U. S. Navy Turns 238



The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on Oct. 13, 1775.

In 1972, Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized recognition of 13 October as the Navy’s birthday.

Please visit the Navy History and Heritage Command website for more information.

Click here to view a video with messages celebrating the Navy’s 238th birthday from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens.


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