The Portuguese Navy is the "oldest navy in the world" and has existed "since the creation of the country".
"February 1, 1317, marks the agreement between King D. Dinis and the Genoese Manuel Pessanha for him to serve the Portuguese Armada" - thus being "considered as the date of the formal creation of the Navy".
To celebrate this milestone, the Portuguese Navy launched an account on LinkedIn.
Portuguese Navy celebrates its 706th anniversary
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