Today in History - October 10 | Library of Congress
On October 10, 1845, fifty midshipmen and seven faculty members (three civilians and four officers) inaugurated the first term of the United States Naval School at a ten-acre Army post, Fort Severn, in Annapolis, Maryland.(Its predecessor was the Philadelphia Naval Asylum.) The school had a five-year course with the first and last years spent at the school and the middle three years at sea.
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