This Day in Naval History - May 22

Thursday, May 22, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening to trade.
1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23.
1967 - reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels.
1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN 589) is lost with all hands.

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US Navy Accepts delivery of 7th Austal EPF

Austal USA’s Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) team finalized the delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) to the U.S. Navy during a small document-signing event held onboard the ship on June 24, 2016.

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Austal Delivers Seventh EPF7 to US Navy

Austal Limited (Austal) informed that the U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) from Austal USA, during a ceremony held aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile,

 
 
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