NRL Celebrates 90th Birthday


07/01/2013 14:15 EDT - 72-13r
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NRL's commissioning ceremony, July 2, 1923.NRL's commissioning ceremony was held on July 2, 1923.
(Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

The Naval Experimental and Research Laboratory (name shortened to NRL in 1926) was formally commissioned on July 2, 1923, by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (seated fourth from the left). The Laboratory's Director, CAPT Edward L. Bennett, USN (standing), is shown accepting the completed Laboratory. The commissioning ceremonies were held in front of
Building 1.



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