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January 16th, 1939 (MONDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: Destroyer HMS ANTHONY collides with an auxiliary sailing barge, the LEONARD PIPER. (99)

Submarine HMS Tambor laid down.

ÉIRE: The IRA formally declares war on Great Britain.

FRANCE: Minesweeper FS Commandant Duboc launched.

U.S.A.: Submarine USS Sculpin commissioned.

BRITISH WEST INDIES: Antigua: The Antigua Trades and Labour Union is formed "to lead the struggle of the working people against oppressive and exploitative working conditions in the sugar industry and the port."

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