13 Apr 1917
  • Kasuga was relieved as the flagship of Destroyer Squadron 3. ww2dbase [Kasuga | CPC]
United States
  • The battleship New Mexico was launched at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, sponsored by Margaret De Baca, daughter of a former governor of the state of New Mexico. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | New Mexico | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]

13 Apr 1917 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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