1 Dec 1923
  • Isoroku Yamamoto was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Isoroku Yamamoto | CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander. ww2dbase [Hiroaki Abe | CPC]
  • West Virginia was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [West Virginia | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | CPC]
Japan
  • Shinichi Oguri was promoted to the rank of captain, and he was formally named the commanding officer of Tenryu. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima was assigned to Iwate. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | CPC]
United States

1 Dec 1923 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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