17 Jul 1939
  • American destroyer Grayson was laid down. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine USS Spearfish was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Bristol Beaufighter multi-role aircraft took its first flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • British destroyer Havant was launched. ww2dbase [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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