Today in U.S. Naval history: May 22

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
USS Scorpion alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, in April 1968, shortly before she departed on her last voyage. This is believed to be one of the last photographs taken of Scorpion. (Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969. U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval history - May 22

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) lost with all hands

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.
 

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