17 July 2009

Mayday

On this day in 1957, the RMS Queen Mary changed course east of Montauk Point to go to the rescue of four sailors injured by an explosion that killed three on a Navy escort patrol craft. Among those watching the rescue were United States Attorney General Herbert Brownell and three supreme court justices, all on their way to England for a U.S.-British bar session in London.











Source:
New York Times

1 comment:

  1. I'm typing up a journal that mentions this event! Thanks for writing about it.

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