This Day in Naval History – June 25

Friday, June 25, 2010

1933 - Commissioning of USS Macon, Navy's last dirigible

1961 - Navy's first major low frequency radio station commissioned at Cutler, ME

1972 - Navy helicopter squadron aids flood-stricken residents in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Pittstown area of PA

(Source: Navy News Service)
 

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