Today in U.S. Naval History: May 23
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, N.H., with loss of 26 lives.
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