Events occurring on Friday, August 30, 1940  
  Diplomacy  
  A German sponsored conference concluded in Vienna with Romania ceding a large part of Transylvania to Hungary and southern Dobruja to Bulgaria.  
   
  Events in Southeast Asia  
  Vichy France consented to Japanese military occupation of ports, airfields, and railroads in northern Indochina.  
   
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  Sailing with Convoy HX-66A, the British steam merchant Chelsea was torpedoed and sunk by the U-32, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Hans Jenisch, 60 miles west-northwest of Cape Wrath, Scotland in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 24 died and 11 survivors were picked up by the armed trawler HMS Lord Cecil. The 4,804 ton Chelsea was carrying maize and was headed for London, England.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy HX-66A, the British steam merchant Mill Hill was torpedoed and sunk by the U-32 60 miles west-northwest of Cape Wrath. All of the ship’s complement of 34 died. The 4,318 ton Mill Hill was carrying pig iron and steel and was headed for Middlesbrough, England.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy HX-66A, the Norwegian motor merchant Norne was torpedoed and sunk by the U-32 60 miles west-northwest of Cape Wrath. Of the ship’s complement, 17 died and 11 survivors were picked up by the corvette HMS Hibiscus (K 24). The 3,971 ton Norne was carrying scrap iron and was headed for Grangemouth, England.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy OB-205, the Greek steam merchant San Gabriel was torpedoed and damaged beyond repair by the U-59, commanded by Joachim Matz, north of Ireland in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 2 died and 22 survivors were picked up by the destroyer HMS Warwick (D 25). The 4,943 ton San Gabriel was carrying ballast and was headed for Buenos Aires, Argentina.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy OB-205, the British motor tanker Anadara was torpedoed and damaged by the U-59 north of Ireland. Of the ship’s complement, all survived. The 8,009 ton Anadara was carrying ballast and was bound for Corpus Christi, Texas.  
   
  The United States Navy  
  Rear Admiral Charles S. Freeman relieved Rear Admiral Edward B. Fenner as Commandant Thirteenth Naval District and Commandant Puget Sound Navy Yard.  
   
  Ships Commissioned  
  A ship's commissioning was when the ship was handed over, post fittings and trials, to the end user which, in this case, was a combatant navy.  
  The armed merchant cruiser HMNZS Monowai (F 59) was commissioned. Her first commander was Captain Hubert V. P. McClintock.  
     
   
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