November 1936

The Early Years of the Marine Corps

Volume 20, Issue 4

The Continental Marines as well as the Old Navy passed out of existence shortly after the Revolutionary War. The War Department was established and in 1789 placed in charge of the naval forces which, however, did not actually come into existence until several years later. There were, however, a few vessels in the Revenue Cutter Service, which attempted to perform, though quite ineffectively, some of the functions of a navy.

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