Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Inspection Cruise Continues

MON 29 JUL 1940
Presidential yacht Potomac (AG-25), with President Roosevelt, Secretary of the Navy Knox and House Naval Affairs Committee chairman Carl Vinson embarked, reaches Norfolk Navy Yard, accompanied by auxiliary Cuyahoga (AG-26). Roosevelt and his guests inspect the yard and Naval Operating Base before reëmbarking in Potomac and travelling to Fortress Monroe, which the President inspects, as well as the USAAC Langley Field and the Newport News Ship Building and Drydock Company (see 30 July).

Destroyers Walke (DD-416) and Wainwright (DD-420) depart Rio Grande du Sol, Brazil, for Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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