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Navy Birthday in the United States

The Navy Birthday is on October 13 and celebrates the establishment of the US Navy in 1775.

US Navy and Marine Corps personnel stand at attention.
Navy Birthday is celebrated on October 13.
Navy Birthday is celebrated on October 13.

On October 13, 1775, the United States Navy was established. The day is celebrated as the birthdate of the American Navy.

Naval Celebration

The day is mainly celebrated by personnel, veterans, or other people related to the navy. Usually, it is marked with a Navy Birthday Ball with a formal dinner, birthday cake, and entertainment.

Pirate Problem

The United States Navy originated over 240 years ago as the Continental Navy. The then Continental Congress authorized 2 armed vessels to search for ships supplying the British army with weapons and ammunition during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783).

When the war ended, the Continental Navy was dismantled, but pirate threats to American merchant shipping led President George Washington to establish the Naval Act of 1794, creating a permanent standing US Navy.

US Navy Today

The United States Navy is the naval warfare branch of the US Armed Forces. It has more than 300,000 personnel on active duty and around 100,000 personnel in the Navy Reserve.

Navy Birthday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
WedOct 132010Navy BirthdayObservance 
ThuOct 132011Navy BirthdayObservance 
SatOct 132012Navy BirthdayObservance 
SunOct 132013Navy BirthdayObservance 
MonOct 132014Navy BirthdayObservance 
TueOct 132015Navy BirthdayObservance 
ThuOct 132016Navy BirthdayObservance 
FriOct 132017Navy BirthdayObservance 
SatOct 132018Navy BirthdayObservance 
SunOct 132019Navy BirthdayObservance 
TueOct 132020Navy BirthdayObservance 

Quick Facts

Navy Birthday celebrates the establishment of the United States Navy on October 13, 1775.

Navy Birthday 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Navy Birthday 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019


Name in other languages

Navy BirthdayEnglish
Cumpleaños de la ArmadaSpanish
יום הולדת של חיל היםHebrew
عيد ميلاد البحريةArabic
해군의 생일Korean
Marinens grunnleggingsdagNorwegian
Geburtstag der NavyGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in October 2018 in the United States

Fun Holidays on October 13, 2018

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