This Day in Naval History - May 25

Friday, May 25, 2007
1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea.

1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad Jr. (commanding), Cmdr. Joseph P. Kerwin, and Cmdr. Paul J. Weitz.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.

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