On this date in history: The Texas Navy (!) does some whoopin'

16 May 1843 saw the conclusion of the Naval Battle of Campeche

Wait, what?  The Texans in sailing ships fought British Officers  commanding Mexican steamships

I don't know about you, but the phrase "Texas Navy" stirs my heart.  Do you think they had Texas Marines?  

Anyway, it was the "First and only time sail bested steam men-of-war!"

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