Today in U.S. Naval History: May 23

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Thursday, May 23, 2013
USS Squalus (SS-192) Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 23

1850 - Navy sends USS Advance and USS Rescue to attempt rescue of Sir John Franklin's expedition, lost in Arctic.

1939 - USS Squalus (SS-92) sinks off Postsmouth, NH, with loss of 26 lives.

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

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