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USS Orleck DD-886 commissioned

15 September 1945, Gearing-class destroyer USS Orleck DD-886 was commissioned with LCDR John D. Andrew in command.
USS Orleck Naval Museum, Lake Charles, LA

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USS North Carolina BB-55 torpedoed

On 15 September 1942, North Carolina -class battleship USS North Carolina BB-55 was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-19 and hit on her port (left) side just forward of the thick armor belt designed to protect her from torpedoes.

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Governor Stone purchased

On 15 September 1942, Schooner Governor Stone was purchased for $1 by the US War Shipping administration, and was converted for use as a training vessel by the Merchant Marine Academy.

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Infanta laid down

On 15 September 1929, private yachtt Infanta was laid down at Craig Shipbuilding Co. Long Beach, CA for John Barrymore as a present to his wife, actress Dolores Costello.
In 1950 she was purchased by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington and restored there at their own shipyard as the company yacht, named for its founder Thea Foss.

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