October 27, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER 1945
USN: Navy Day Fleet Review in New York Harbor with U. S. Navy warships including USS Missouri (BB-63), USS New York (BB-34), USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Boise (CL-47), USS Columbus (CA-74) and USS Monterey (CVL-26), USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) and USS Orion (AS-18) and submarines including USS Crevalle (SS-291), destroyers USS Hobby (DD-610), USS Bache (DD-470), USS Welles (DD-628) and USS Renshaw (DD-499) with dignitaries including U. S. President Harry S. Truman, Mrs. Harry S. Truman and Fleet Admiral Jonas H. Ingram with a "K" type blimp hovering overhead.
During the Navy Day celebrations warships in the Hudson River including
USS Missouri (BB-63) fire a salute as U. S. Navy carrier planes fly overhead in "V"
formation. As part of the ceremony, U. S. President Harry S. Truman and Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy board USS Missouri (BB-63). At New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) is commissioned.