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YMS-328 decommissioned

On 29 October 1946, USS YMS-328 was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register.
She served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II, sweeping enemy minefields at Attu and US minefields at Kiska, and patrolling out of Adak.
When John Wayne owned her from 1962-1979 he named her 'Wild Goose'. She is still in operation for dinner cruises in Newport Beach, California by Hornblower Cruises.

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Gallup decommissioned

On 29 October 1951, Tacoma-class frigate USS Gallup (PF-47) was decommissioned in Yokosuka, and transferred under the Military Defense Assistance Program along with her sister ship Glendale to Thailand and served thereafter in the Royal Thai Navy as HTMS Prasae (PF 2). Prasae remained in service until struck from the Thai Navy Register and decommissioned on 22 June 2000.
She is now a museum ship at Paknam Prasae, Thailand.

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Intrepid hit by kamikaze

On 29 October 1944, Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) was hit by a kamikaze on one of her port side gun positions; damage was minimal though ten men were killed and another six were wounded.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York, NY

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Whyalla museum opened

On 29 October 1988, Whyalla Maritime Museum opened with Bathurst-class corvettes HMAS Whyalla (J153) as a centerpiece.
Whyalla City Council, SA, Austraila

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