"U.S. Navy" Artwork References (All)

Wikipedia provides an excellent overview of the Continental Navy's history:
Page name: Continental Navy
Author: Wikipedia contributors
[Seriously cool fact from the above article: did you know that George Washington may be considered as a founding father of the U.S. Navy?  In the above article, see the link to the story of the Continental Army's Hannah, chartered by General Washington on September 5, 1775.]
For the birthday of the U.S. Navy:
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (General Ed.) The Almanac of American History: Revised and Updated Edition (Greenwich, CT: Brompton Books Corporation, 1993), pg. 165