15 Nov 1933
  • Hiroaki Abe became the commanding officer of Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 23. ww2dbase [Hiroaki Abe | CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of heavy cruiser Takao. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was promoted to the rank of rear admiral and was named the chief instructor of the Japanese Naval War College. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | CPC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | CPC]
France
  • The keel of Montcalm was laid down by Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée at La Seyne-sur-Mer, France. ww2dbase [Montcalm | CPC]
Japan
  • Naka received a new commanding officer. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | CPC]
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made a Naval Councilor on the Supreme War Council. ww2dbase [Kichisaburo Nomura | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Yoshiyuki Niyama was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | CPC]

15 Nov 1933 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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