This Day in Naval History – July 13

Monday, July 13, 2009

1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces.

1939 - Appointment of RADM 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.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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