NEWS | May 23, 2011

This week in Navy History

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

May 22, 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was lost with all hands.

May 23, 1939 - USS Squalus (SS-92) sank off Portsmouth, N.H., with the loss of 26 lives.

May 24, 1939 - The first and only time Vice Adm. Allan McCann's rescue chamber was used to rescue 33 men from the sunken USS Squalus.

May 25, 1952 - USS Iowa bombarded Chongjin, Korea.

May 26, 1952 - Tests from May 26 to 29 demonstrated the feasibility of the angled-deck concept conducted on a simulated angled deck on USS Midway.

May 27, 1919 - A Navy NC-4 completed a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Lisbon, Portugal.

May 28, 1980 - Fifty-five women became the first women to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy.