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25 Dec 1941

  • USS Canopus departed Cavite Navy Yard and arrived at Mariveles Bay in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Canopus | Mariveles, Bataan | CPC]
28 Dec 1941

  • USS Permit embarked Admiral Thomas Hart's staff at Mariveles Harbor at the southern tip of the Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands for evacuation. ww2dbase [Permit | Mariveles, Bataan | CPC]
29 Dec 1941

  • USS Canopus was struck by a 500-pound armor-piercing bomb, which penetrated all decks and detonated on the propeller shaft housing, killing six sailors. At 1735 hours, the remains of the six lost were buried at sea. ww2dbase [Invasion of the Philippine Islands | Canopus | Mariveles, Bataan | CPC]
1 Jan 1942

20 Dec 1942

  • S-36 arrived at Mariveles Bay, Philippine Islands, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [S-36 | Mariveles, Bataan | CPC]
30 Dec 1942

  • S-36 departed Mariveles bay, Philippine Islands for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [S-36 | Mariveles, Bataan | CPC]
15 Feb 1945

  • Japanese Shinyo explosive motor-boats sank three American LCS(L) armoured support craft at Mariveles Harbour, Bataan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Shinyo-class | Mariveles, Bataan | AC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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