Events occurring on Tuesday, September 24, 1940  
  Events in Vichy France  
  In retaliation for the events at Dakar in French West Africa, Vichy air forces attempted to raid Gibraltar but caused little damage.  
   
  Naval Action in the Mediterranean  
  The Italian Submarine Sciré, commanded by Junio Valerio Borghese, left La Spezia for Gibraltar carrying three manned torpedoes and eight crewmen. The attack was called off and the submarine ordered back to La Maddalena because the British fleet had left Gibraltar before the Sciré could get into position.  
   
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  The third group of ships involved in the destroyers-for-bases transfer to Great Britain were recommissioned from the United States Navy to the Royal Navy at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The USS Mackenzie (DD-175) became the HMCS Annapolis (I 04), the USS Haraden (DD 183) became the HMCS Columbia (I 49), the USS Williams (DD 108) became the HMCS St. Clair (I 65), the USS Thatcher (DD 162) became the HMCS Niagara (I 57), the USS McCook (DD 252) became the HMCS St. Croix (I 81) and the USS Bancroft (DD 256) became the HMCS St. Francis (I 93).  
   
  The United States Navy  
  The Defense Communication Board was established. Membership included the Director of Naval Communications Rear Admiral Leigh Noyes.  
   
  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 submarine U-106 was commissioned. Her first commander was Oberleutnant zur See Jürgen Oesten.  
     
   
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