US Navy Celebrates 233rd Birthday

by OldSailor on October 14, 2008


us_navy On October 13, 2008 the U.S Navy celebrated 233rd birthday.

Here is part of the Birthday message to fleet by the Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter.

“On 13 October 1775, the Continental Congress voted on a resolution to commission a swift sailing vessel with a crew of 80 men and ten carriage guns to embark on a three-month cruise intercepting transports carrying munitions and supplies to British troops in America. The resolution also called for a second vessel to be outfitted for the same purpose. The resolution passed, and the U.S. Navy was born.
Today, 233 years later, the original Navy fleet of two ships has evolved into the most powerful Navy in the world.”

Read here the full message. Also the the message by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is here and message from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy is here.

Here is the celebrations by Navy moms,dads and family members of Navy for Moms on the streets of Manhattan in New York City to help the U.S. Navy celebrate 233 years of honorable service to America on October 13.

About U.S Navybirthday

  • Here is the present Status of the U.S Navy.
  • Here is the Fact File of the U.S Navy.
  • Here is the list of major bases and air stations within the United States.
  • Here are the details of U.S Navy’s: Aircraft Carriers, Amphibious Assault Ships, Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Frigates, Submarines.
  • Here are the website links of U.S Navy.
  • United States Navy from Wikipedia.

Here are some video clips of U.S Navy on

Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:

A New Era of High Speed Communication at Sea

Update: October 15

More than 300 service members and their guests attended the Navy Birthday Ball held at the Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor Plaza Ballroom. Read more from Military -Navy News and

Update: October 16

Here is the ‘Happy Birthday’ message from U.S Pacific Fleet Commander.

Update: October 17

Here is a photograph of U.S Navy’s 233rd birthday celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from U.S Navy.


Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Woody Paschall.

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