World War 2 started in September 1939. Therefore the first Ship lost by the US Navy was DD-245 USS Reuben James sunk on 31/10/1941 by U562 300 miles south of Iceland escorting convoy HX156 to Britain. 115 US sailors were killed.
Revenge was obtained on 19/02/1943 when the U562 was itself sunk with all hands by the Royal Navy destroyers HMS Isis and HMS Hursley.
Naval Order of the United States was created in 1890.
The prefix SS in an acronym for Sailing Ship. Other examples are: USS - United States Ship USCGC - United States Coast Guard Cutter HMS - His/Her Majesty's Ship (HMAS - Australia, HMCS - Canada) MV - Motor Vessel USNS - United States Naval Vessel
United States Naval Academy's motto is 'Ex Scientia Tridens'.
United States Naval Academy Band was created in 1852.
United States Naval Academy Cemetery was created in 1868.
United States Naval Academy was created on 1845-10-10.
NAS Pencasola is the site of the first naval air station in the United States. Officially opened in 1913, its history dates back to the 16th century when the area was first founded by a Spanish explorer.
United States Naval Test Pilot School was created in 1945.
United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum was created on 1993-01-07.
United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps was created in 1958.
United States Naval Academy Induction Day was created in 1845.
United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station was created in 1955.