Today in U.S. Naval History: August 25

Posted by Eric Haun
Monday, August 25, 2014
USS Essex (CV-9). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 25

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.

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