This Day in Naval History - July 13
From the Navy News Service:
- 1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces.
- 1939 - Appointment of Rear Adm. Richard Byrd as commanding officer of 1939-1941 Antarctic Expedition.
- 1943 - During Battle of Kolombangara in Solomon Islands, U.S. lost USS Gwin (DD 433), while Japanese lost light cruiser Jintsu.