This Day in Naval History - Sept. 25

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
1912 - Battleship Wyoming (BB 32) commissioned.

1925 - Submarine S-51 (SS 162) sinks after collision with SS City of Rome off Block Island, Rhode Island.

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.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at

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