History Of The Old NavyThursday, August 18, 2016
The United States Navy has been the country’s source of protection from the sea since the late 1700s. Since the 1920s, the U.S. Navy has achieved the status of the world’s largest navy. From the old days with sailing ships fighting in the American Revolution to the new modernized ships protecting American borders, the U.S. Navy has a rich history as old as the nation itself.
Up until the 1880s, the Navy was relatively small and not modernized. To capture this period of the “Old Navy,” here is a timeline depicting the early history of the U.S. Navy: