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1 Jan 1947
  • Kashima was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Smalley was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Philip was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Shad was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Escort carrier Makin Island was sold for scrap. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • The American and British occupation zones in Germany merged to form the Bizone, which later became the Federal Republic of Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hjalmar Siilasvuo passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Miles Browning retired from the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Atomic Energy Act of 1946, signed into American law by US President Harry Truman on 1 Aug 1946, came into effect. Manhattan Project was thus turned over to the newly established civilian United States Atomic Energy Commission. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Mingo was decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Joseph Rochefort retired from the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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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