27 May 1937

United States
  • The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, California, United States was formally opened. Over 200,000 people crossed on foot on the first day but motor traffic was not permitted until the following day. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | AC]
  • Helm was launched at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Helm | Portsmouth, Virginia | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 May 1937
Bagley-class destroyers Blue and Helm on 27 May 1937, the date of their launching, in Drydock #2 at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.

27 May 1937 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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