Events occurring on Saturday, March 23, 1940  
  In Other News  
  The Lahore Resolution was adopted by the All-India Muslim League and its principles formed the foundation for Pakistan's first constitution.  
  German Commerce Raiders  
  The Schiff 16-Atlantis anchored in Süderpiep Bay, Norway and adopted her first operational disguise as the Norwegian motorship Knute Nelson.  
  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 destroyer HMS Atherstone (L 05) was commissioned. Her first commander was Commander Hugh W. S. Browning.  
  March 1940 Calendar  
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