less than 1 minute read

Department of the Navy

Navy, Department of the, division comprising the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and during wartime, the U.S. Coast Guard. Established by Congress in 1798, the Department of the Navy became part of the U.S. Department of Defense in 1949.

See also: Defense, Department of.

Additional topics

21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Mudpuppy to Nebula