Today in U.S. Naval History: September 25

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Today in U.S. Naval History - September 25

1941 - In first successful U.S. Navy escort of convoys during World War II, Navy escort turn over HX-150 to British escorts at the Mid-Ocean Meeting Point. All ships reach port safely.

1957 - In project Stratoscope, Office of Naval Research obtains sharp photographs of sun's corona from first balloon-borne telescope camera.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.


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