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U.S. Naval Academy Was Formed
October 10, 1845

The United States first organized its naval forces during the Revolutionary War. After the war, the Navy was disbanded, but less than 10 years later, President George Washington ordered that a fleet of ships be constructed to protect merchant vessels from--believe it or not--pirates on the high seas. Among the ships in that first Navy were the Constellation, the Constitution, and the United States.
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