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USS Batfish sinks transport

20 January 1944, today 74 years ago USS Batfish (SS-310) sank Japanese transport Hidaka Maru

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HNLMS Schorpioen launched

18 January 1868, today 150 years ago HNLMS Schorpioen was launched at Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

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USS Missouri launches

17 January 1991, today 27 years ago USS Missouri (BB-63) launched a tomahawk missile on the first day of the Operation Desert Storm offensive against Iraq

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USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr. arrives

17 January 1974, today 44 years ago USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr. (DD-850) arrived at Battlseship Cove, Fall River, MA

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USS Nautilus departs

17 January 1955, today 63 years ago USS Nautilus (SSN-571) departed for sea trials under nuclear power

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USS Missouri aground

17 January 1950, today 68 years ago USS Missouri (BB-63) ran aground at Thimble Shoal Light, Near Old Point Comfort while sailing out of Chesapeake Bay and she remained so for several weeks

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USS Lionfish decommissioned

16 January 1946, today 72 years ago USS Lionfish AGSS-298 was decommissioned

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USCGC Acacia laid down

16 January 1944, today 74 years ago USCGC Acacia (WLB-406) was laid down at Zenith Dredge in Duluth Minnesota

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Thea Foss launched

16 January 1930, today 88 years ago Thea Foss was launched at Craig Shipbuilding Co. Long Beach, CA and named in honour of the couple's expected first child, Dee Dee Barrymore.

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HMCS Acadia commissioned

16 January 1917, today 101 years ago HMCS Acadia was commissioned

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