In 1775 The Second Continental Congress Approved The Purchase of What Total Number of Vessels?
On October 13th, the year 1775, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Second Continental Congress approved the purchase of two vessels for the navy of America.
This historic approval gave birth to the naval force of the United States of America.
Currently, the US Navy is the world’s number one naval force.
But why they had to purchase vessels at that time?
The reason is very simple.
Mainly Continental Congress’s intention for buying these two vessels was to use them against the British navy force.
During the time of the revolutionary war, their navy force successfully operated in attacking British merchant and navy ships.
Although, during wartime, the continental navy was much weaker than the navy of Great Britain.
As per history, at that time, Great Britain was the most powerful nation in naval power.
At that time they had around 200 battleships against America’s 27.
Even, the number increased much higher after a few years of the war began and reached 500.