“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plumstead Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Established October 6, 1775

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By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
1. Navy Marker


Revolutionary War · 1775-1783

April 19, 1775
"Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins

October 6, 1775
Continental NAVY established

December 1775
Eric Hopkins appointed Commander of the Continental Navy

December 1775
First Navy flotilla of five ships assembled

October 1777
John Paul Jones aboard the Navy Sloop Ranger captures 2 British ships on his way to France to tell Ben Franklin of the surrender of British General Burgoyne at Saratoga

September 1779
John Paul Jones defeated the British ship Serapis in the Battle of Flamborough Head during which Jones was heard to say "I have not yet begun to fight"

March 1794
The US Navy was formed and authorized to build six new frigates which included the famous Constitution, "Old Iron Sides"

April 1798
The Department of the Navy was formed

The War of 1812 · 1812-1815

Second Barbary War

Slave Trade Patrols

Anti-Piracy Patrols


Plumstead Twp. Veterans Park Armed Services Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
2. Plumstead Twp. Veterans Park Armed Services Markers
Navy marker is in the center
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stipulates that the Marine Corps is part [of] the US Navy

Admiral Perry's fleet visits Japan and opens normal trade relations with the US and Europe

The Mexican War · 1846-1848

The Indian Wars · 1835-1891

The US Naval Academy at Annapolis was founded

The Civil War · 1861-1865

March 8, 1862
The Union iroclad Monitor and the Confederate ironclad Merrimack fought to a draw

Civil War
The first utilization of naval mines, torpedoes and submarines by both the Union Navy and Confederate Navy

Congress authorizes the construction of 5 protected cruisers and 11 battleships of different classes plus auxiliary vessels

The Spanish-American War · 1898-1901

After the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor, George Dewey sailed the Asiatic Fleet to the Philippines and defeated the Spanish Navy in the battles of Manila Bay and Santiago de Cuba

The Philippine Insurrection · 1899-1902

The Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was built to protect the new Panama Canal

Under the leadership of President Roosevelt the US Navy becomes the second largest Navy in the World

The Latin American Campaigns· 1906-1933

The first airplane launching from

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a Naval ship

The first airplane landing on a Naval ship

World War I · 1917-1918

World War I
The US Navy sent a battleship group to Britain to join with the British Grand Fleet although most Naval actions of World War I were limited to convoy escort and troop transport

November 17, 1917
The USS Fanning and USS Nicholson had the first Naval victory of the war with the sinking of the German U-Boat U-58

The first aircraft carriers were commissioned including the USS Langley, Lexington, and Saratoga

World War II · 1941-1945

Destroyers Kearny and Ruben James were torpedoed by German U-Boats and the Ruben James was lost

June 1942
Only six months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor at the battle of Midway Japan lost 4 aircraft carriers and air crews beginning the ultimate defeat of the Imperial Japanese Navy

World War II
The Battle of the Atlantic was primarily an effort against the German U-Boats including both air and water Naval assets

Korean War · 1950-1953

US Navy becomes the most technologically advanced branch of US military with introduction of nuclear powered super-carriers, such as the USS Enterprise, ballistic missile submarines, jet aircraft and missiles


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War · 1964-1973

Vietnam War
The US Navy played a major role in executing Operation Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind, the evacuations of Phnom Pehn and Saigon

Vietnam War
The [N]avy provided air and off-shore artillery support. It also played a major role on the coastal and inland waterways of southeast Asia through the development of the "Brown Water Navy"

Grenada · 1983

October-November 1983
The Navy's Amphibious Squadron Four and Task Group 62 led by the USS Independence provided support for and the base of all operations for Operation Urgent Fury

Panama · 1989

Gulf War · 1990-1991

The Navy launched hundreds of Tomahawk II Cruise Missiles, Navy aircraft flew multiple sorties from 6 aircraft carriers and the battleships Missouri and Wisconsin provided fire support

Somalia · 1992-1995

Bosnian War · 1993-1999

The Navy was successful in stopping the ethnic cleansing by flying thousands of missions from aircraft carriers and land bases in Italy

World Trade Center · 9-11-2001

The War in Afghanistan · 2001 to ---

The War in Iraq · 2003 to ---

The Navy participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and plays a continuing major role in the War on Terror

[USN Emblem and historic illustrations/photos]
Erected by Plumstead Township Veterans Committee.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1915.
Location. 40° 22.957′ N, 75° 8.752′ W. Marker is in Plumstead Township, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Memorial can be reached from Easton Road. The marker is in the Plumstead Township Veterans Park, which is located at the NE corner of Easton Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) and Old Easton Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5775 Easton Rd, Doylestown PA 18902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marines (here, next to this marker); Air Force (here, next to this marker); Coast Guard (a few steps from this marker); Army (a few steps from this marker); The Plumstead Township Veterans Park (a few steps from this marker); The Doan Gang (approx. 2 miles away); Former U.S. Post Office (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dublin Honor Roll (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plumstead Township.
Also see . . .  This Day in [US] Naval History. (Submitted on December 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on January 11, 2020, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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