This Day in Naval History – August 25

Monday, August 24, 2009

1843 - Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter completing first Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship.

1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on Guam repatriated .

1951 - 23 fighters from USS Essex (CV-9) escort Air Force heavy bombers attacking Najin, Korea since target was beyond range of land-based fighters.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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