Sunday, July 26, 2015

Goodwill Cruise Concludes

FRI 26 JUL 1940
President Roosevelt invokes Export Control Act and prohibits exportation, without license, of aviation gasoline and certain classes of iron and steel scrap; this legislation halts flow of those important commodities to Japan.

Light cruiser Phoenix (CL-46) departs Callao, Peru, concluding her goodwill cruise to Chilean and Peruvian waters. She reaches Balboa, C.Z., on 30 July, and returns to the fleet at San Pedro on 7 August.

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