Event Summary

Second Continental Congress authorizes creation of a navy

Date

October 13, 1775

Description

Second Continental congress authorizes creation of a navy and equipping of two vessels; also establishes a �Marine Committee� consisting of John Adams, John Langdon and Silas Deane; Esek Hopkins named commodore

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

337