This Day in Naval History – May 22

Friday, May 22, 2009

1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade

1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, 22-23 May

1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels.

1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN-589) lost with all hands

(Source: Navy News Service)


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