This photograph is from the 21st of January, 1950, and shows US Navy battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) four days after running aground near Thimble Shoal Light in Virginia, USA. She was trapped there until the 1st of February, when she was refloated and repaired.
The United States held their first Navy Day on President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday on the 27th of October, 1922. By the following year more than fifty cities in the country participated in the event.
While in recent years the day has been officially moved to the 13th of the month, it is still largely recognised as the 27th.
Ships travel down the Hudson River in New York City on Navy Day in 1945. X