This Day in Naval History - July 13

Wednesday, July 13, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces.

1939 - Appointment of Rear Adm. Richard Byrd as commanding officer of 1939-1941 Antarctic Expedition.

1943 - During Battle of Kolombangara in Solomon Islands, U.S. lost USS Gwin (DD 433), while Japanese lost light cruiser Jintsu.

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