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30 Jun 1938
  • USS Skipjack was commissioned into service, Lieutenant Herman Sall in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Camicia Nera was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The active duty strength of the US Marine Corps was reported to be 1,359 oficers and 16,97 enlisted men for the total of 18,365. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1938
Skipjack running up Thames River after departing the Electric Boat Company shipyard at Groton, Connecticut, United States to go to the Naval Submarine Base for commissioning ceremonies, 30 Jun 1938

30 Jun 1938 Interactive Map

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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