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Saturday, February 17th 2007, 2:18am

South American Naval News: September 1933

July 8, 1933

With the mountain passes closed, the Armies of Coquimbo and Valparaíso-O'Higgins shell the Bolivian Army near Sucre.

July 16, 1933

Work began on four new destroyers in both Valparaiso and Talcahuano. With three more of the Capitan Thompson-class laid down and another Almirante Zero-class heavy destroyer, the Chilean Navy should be relatively balanced if industry can keep pace.

August 18, 1933

After nearly a month and a half it seems progress has not happened outside of Sucre. Peruvian forces seem to have encounted simmilar winter problems.

August 28, 1933

The Queen Emeraldas has been seen in port again recently. Appearently the ship's owner Seline Yukino, has a contract with Oyama Works to proviide materials promptly and within cost. It also seems she has a more personal deal with the had of Oyama Work, Mr. Tochiro Oyama, as he has been seen in her company of late.

September 5, 1933

Negotiations with Argentina of late have begun to produce some positive results in the matters concerning Tierra del Fuego. The Argentines have suggested that they are willing to deal with the land, should the price be right.

September 15, 1933

The Armies of Santiago and Araucania have been issued ordered to move into Bolivia as soon at the mountain passes have cleared.

September 29, 1933

The Armies of Santiago and Araucania moved into Bolivia today with orders to secure as much of the country at possible.

September 30, 1933

The Navy has ordered the decommissioning of the destroyer leaders Almirante Lynch and Almirante Condell effective topay This announcement came moments before the new Almirante Lynch was launched in Talcahuano. Both older vessels will be scrapped starting next month.