From the Navy News Service
1912 - Battleship (BB 32) commissioned.
1925 - Submarine S-51 (SS 162) sinks after collision with SS City of Rome off .
1941 - In first successful U.S. Navy escort of convoys during World War II, Navy escorts turn over HX-150 to British escorts at the mid-ocean meeting point. All ships reach port safely.
1957 - In project Stratoscope, Office of Naval Research obtains sharp photographs of sun's corona from first balloon-borne telescope camera.