Final Official Report to the Secretary of the Navy Covering the period of March 1 to October 1, 1945

UNITED STATES NAVY AT WAR Final Official Report to the Secretary of the navy Covering the period March 1, 1945, to October 1, 1945     by FLEET ADMIRAL ERNEST J. KING Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations     [2] Dear Mr. Secretary: On 1 March of this year I presented to you my second annual report of the progress of our naval operations and the expansion of our naval establishment during the preceding year. Since the terminal date of my second report major…

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Darwin’s submarine – 75 years on

January 29, 2017 –  Outside Darwin’s harbor, a Japanese submarine still lies with her 80-man crew on board. Sunk 75 years ago this month, on 20 January 1942, she is part of the lesser known history of the assaults on northern Australia. The aircraft carriers of the famous February 1942 strike were not the first attack on Australia. They were the second strike – the first attempt to close down the northern port was made a month earlier with a submarine squadron. In January 1942 four giant vessels of the…

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