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25 Aug 1937 China
  • Chinese light cruisers Haiqi, Hairong, Haichen, and Haichou were sunk at the mouth of the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China, adding more obstacles to prevent Japanese navigation. Later in the day, 16 Japanese carrier aircraft from Kaga attacked and sank Chinese light cruiser Yixian; two Japanese aircraft were lost in the attack. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | CPC]
  • Hairong was scuttled in the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China to block Japanese movement up river. ww2dbase [Hairong | CPC]
  • Haichou was scuttled in the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China to block Japanese movement up river. ww2dbase [Haichou | CPC]
  • Haichen was scuttled in the Yangtze River at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China to block Japanese movement up river. ww2dbase [Haichen | CPC]

25 Aug 1937 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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