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The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, established during the War of Independence by the Continental Congress on 13 October 1775. After the War of Independence, the ships of the Continental Navy were sold off, and the seamen and officers let go. The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a Navy." So in April of 1798, Congress established the Department of the Navy. Today The mission of the Navy is to "maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and... [more]

The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, established during the War of Independence by the Continental Congress on 13 October 1775. After the War of Independence, the ships of the Continental Navy were sold off, and the seamen and officers let go. The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress "to provide and maintain a Navy." So in April of 1798, Congress established the Department of the Navy. Today The mission of the Navy is to "maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas."

U.S. Navy Tartans

There are actually three U.S. Navy Tartans. None are officially sanctioned by the Navy, but all three tartans are widly recognized and worn by U.S. Navy families all around the world.

US Navy Edzell Tartan US Navy Edzell tartan — By far the most widly recognized and worn US Navy tartan. Originally created in 1986 for the US Navy personnel at Edzell radar base in Angus, Scotland.
US Navy Thurso Tartan US Forces Thurso tartan — Created in 1985 for the US Navy forces stationed at Thurso Bay, Scotland. Many now wear the Thurso tartan as their prefered US Navy tartan.
US Navy Seabees Tartan US Navy Seabees Tartan — Created in 1991 for the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees).

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