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Union sailor George H Bell a Medal of Honor recipient, joined the Union Navy May 12th 1861 while the ship he was serving on, was docked in New York City.

John Jones a sailor in the Union Navy was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on December 30th 1862 in saving men from the Monitor.

The first flight from a US Navy ship.... the next year, in January of 1911, the same guy landed on the USS Pennsylvania.