Oct 10, 2012

Anchors Aweigh!

(LoC) On October 10, 1845, fifty midshipmen and seven faculty attended the first term of The United States Naval School. Five years later, the school became the United States Naval Academy. From the Mexican War to the Persian Gulf War, officers trained at the Academy served in every major U.S. war. President Jimmy Carter holds the distinction of being the sole Naval Academy graduate elected president and commander in chief. Continued

Photo: Bancroft Hall, Annapolis Naval Academy c1911. (Library of Congress)