Happy Birthday U. S. Navy!

Card Lock Company™ would like to salute the men and women of the U. S. Navy and join them in celebrating the military branch’s 245th birthday.

The U. S. Navy, the naval warfare service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and headquartered in Washington, D.C., was established on Oct. 13, 1775 in Philadelphia, PA. The U.S. Navy handles operations on and under the sea, in the air and on the ground. It spans over 100 international ports and the open ocean.

According to Wikipedia, the U. S. Navy has over 490 ships in both active service and the reserve fleet. Approximately 90 more ships are in either the planning and ordering stages or under construction, according to the Naval Vessel Register.

The U.S. Navy names their ships after states and national heroes. The closest ship to Card Lock Company™ headquarters is the U.S.S. Alabama (BB-60) located at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL. The U.S.S. Alabama is a retired battleship that was the fourth and final member of the South Dakota class of battleships built for the U.S Navy in the 1930s.

We are so grateful for the U.S. Navy and for all they have done and continue to do to support the United States of America.

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