17 Apr 1946
  • Syria became independent from France. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Escort carrier Wake Island was struck from the US Naval Register. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Wasp accidentally ran aground off New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
United States
  • USS Ancon was struck from the US Navy List. ww2dbase [Ancon | CPC]

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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