Events occurring on Sunday, September 8, 1940  
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  The light cruiser St. Louis (CL 49) departed Hamilton, Bermuda for Norfolk, Virginia with the Greenslade Board aboard. The Greenslade Board was a committee formed "to make a comprehensive study of the shore establishment (naval and commercial) necessary to support the Fleet in peace and war." With the strategic requirements of the fleet in mind, the board was instructed to make recommendations for additional facilities in new locations and as to the expansion, limitation, contraction, abandonment, or conversion of existing shore facilities. The board was known by its senior member, Rear Admiral John W. Greenslade.  
   
     
   
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