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USS Dolphin decommissioned & struck

15 January 2007, today 11 years ago USS Dolphin AGSS-555 was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register

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Balclutha in service

15 January 1887, today 131 years ago Balclutha was taken into service

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USS Hornet decommissioned

15 January 1947, today 71 years ago USS Hornet CV-12 was decommissioned in San Francisco and joined the Pacific Reserve Fleet.

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USS Charette decommissioned

15 January 1947, today 71 years ago USS Charette DD-581 was decommissioned. She was transferred to Greece as Velos (D16) on 16 June 1959. She is now a museum ship at the Naval Tradition Park at Palaio Faliro, near Athens, Greece

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USS LCS(L)(3)-102 laid down

13 January 1945, today 73 years ago USS LCS(L)(3)-102 was laid down at Commercial Iron works, Portland, OR. In this picture she is shown as the Thai HTMS Nakha LSSL-751

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USS Missouri struck

12 January 1995, today 23 years ago USS Missouri BB-63 was struck from the Naval Vessel Register

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HMS Alliance aground

12 January 1968, today 50 years ago today, A-class submarine HMS Alliance (P417) ran aground on Bembridge Ledge off the Isle of Wight but was subsequently refloated with the help of Admiralty tugs.

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USS Ainsworth struck

11 January 1995, today 23 years ago USS Ainsworth (FF-1090) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register. She was transferred to Turkey a year earlier as TCG Ege, was decommissioned on March 21 2005 and is now a museum ship in Izmir, Turkey.

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HMY Britannia commissioned

11 January 1954, today 64 years ago HMY Britannia commissioned with Captain J.S. Dalglish in command

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USS LST 325 arrives in Mobile

10 January 2001, today 17 years ago USS LST 325 arrived in Mobile, AL after a 6500 mile journey from Crete, Greece

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