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Constitution launched

223 years ago todat, on 21 October 1797 wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate USS Constitution was launched at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, Boston, MA

USS Constitution fires a 17-gun salute.

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Belfast becomes museum ship

On 21 October 1971, Town-class light cruiser HMS Belfast (C35) became a museum ship on Trafalgar Day.
Museum ship HMS Belfast, London, UK

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Soldek entered service

On 21 October 1949, Polish coal and ore freighter SS Soldek entered service for Polska Żegluga Morska.
Now a museum ship at Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdansku,  Gdansk, Poland.

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Medusa launched

On 20 October 1943, Harbour Defence Motor Launch HMS Medusa was launched at R A Newman and Sons in Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, UK.
Now a museum ship in Gosport, UK

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S-56 commissioned

On 20 October 1941, Russian Stalinets-class submarine S-56 was commissioned.
Now a museum ship in Vladivostok, Russia

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Søbjørnen commissioned

On 20 October 1965, Danish Søløven-class fast patrol boat Søbjornen (P-512) was commissioned.
Museum ship at Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsecenter, Aalborg, Denmark

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USS Gallup recommissioned

On 18 October 1950, Tacoma-class frigate USS Gallup (PF-47) was recommissioned in Yokosuka, for service in the Korean War, with Lieutenant Commander William W. Boyd, Jr. in command.
She was transferred to Thailand on 29 October 1951 as HTMS Prasae.
She is now a museum ship at Paknam Prasae, Thailand

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Wisconsin aground

On 18 October 1955, Iowa-class battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) ran aground on diamond rock on the eastern tip of Manhattan.
Wisconsin Group at Nauticus, Norfolk, VA

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Incorrect date...

I believe the date of the photo is wrong... Maybe the publication date? According to several news articles of the times, the USS... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:14
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Wisconsin grounding

Hi Tom, You are referring to the 22 August 1951 grounding, I assume. This one was in 1955, on her way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. S... Read More
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USS Arizona commissioned

On 17 October 1916, Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard, with Captain John D. McDonald in command.
Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Honolulu, HI

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USS Hornet opened to the public

On 17 October 1998, Essex-class aircaft carrier USS Hornet CV-12 was opened to the public.
USS Hornet - Sea, Air and Space Museum, Alameda, CA

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