This Day in Naval History - May 22

U.S. Navy
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 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, May 22-23.
  • 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) is lost with all hands.

 

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

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