The History Of The Navy


From Left to Right USS Constitution, USS Monitor, USS Arizona BB-39, USS Nimitz CVN-68

Jackson Woodworth, Contributor

Imagine the year is 1944, and you are in the Pacific. All of the sudden you hear the sound of planes. They are Japanese Kamikazes. So you go to your 20mm anti-aircraft gun and start protecting your ship. you score a hit, but it still crashes on the deck. Hello, today we are going to be talking about the history of the Navy.

The navy was formed in 1775 as a mercenary navy for the American Revolution. During the Revolution, a ship called the Bonhomme Richard went to England and fought other British ships capturing one of them after the Bonhomme Richard sank. Then the U.S built 6 Frigates (one of them is currently the oldest active navy ship)

In 1860 the Civil War broke out, and the Union Navy and Confederate Navy both built Ironclads (ships made out of Iron) two of them fought for hours. They both left because it got too boring. Both of them ended up sinking. After that, the Navy continued to grow and develop so many things. Then a ship called the USS Maine blew up.

In the early 1900’s the British built a ship called the HMS Dreadnought. So the U.S. built so many ships of the Dreadnought type. In WW1 the only U.S. thing that happened against Germany was when Germany sunk one of our ships. Then on December 7th, 1941, the U.S. Navy was attacked by Japan. So they visited a lot of islands to beat Japan. Then they fought in Korea and Vietnam. Before Fighting in the Gulf War.

From a group of inexperienced sailors to one of the most powerful Navies in the world, the U.S. Navy has had a lot of history. From wooden boats to guided missile cruisers, The Navy will always win in a war. Here is the link to the U.S. Navy.