In honor of the United States Navy celebrating its 248th Birthday on October 13th I decided to share some interesting facts about this maritime branch of the military!
- The US Navy is the largest navy in the world!!!!
- According to the USO, Navy servicemen have to volunteer to be submariners because of the unique living conditions within the submarine.
- The Navy has its own code for ” well done,” which is “Tare Victor George”, another interesting fact I learned from the USO website that you can learn more about here.
- According to The History Channel, George Washington is the father of the Navy! I had no idea!
- The Navy was demobilized after the Revolutionary War and then reinstated to fight off pirates, according to The History Channel; crazy, right?
- During World War II, six future presidents served in the Navy; learn which ones by clicking here.
Happy Birthday United States Navy!!!