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USS Tang (SS-563) launched

70 years ago today, on 19 June 1951 Tang-class submarine USS Tang (SS-563) was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard sponsored by Mrs. Ernestine O'Kane, the wife of Richard H. O'Kane.
She was leased (later sold) to Turkey on 8 February 1980 as TCG Pirireis (S343), and is now a museum ship in Izmir, Turkey.

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EML Lembit laid down

86 years ago today, on 19 June 1935, Estonian Kalev-class EML Lembit was laid down at Vickers and Armstrongs Ltd., United Kingdom.
MuseumShip at Lennusadam, Tallinn, Estonia

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HMCS Onondaga (S73) laid down

On 18 June 1964 Oberon-class submarine HMCS Onondaga (S73) laid down at Chatham Dockyard, England.
Site Historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père, Rimouski, QC, Canada

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HMAS Castlemaine J-244 commissioned

79 years ago today, on 17 June 1942 Bathurst-class corvettes HMAS Castlemaine J-244 was commissioned, Lieutenant Commander Philip J Sullivan RANR(S) in command.
HMAS Castlemaine Museum Ship, Williamstown, VIC, Australia

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HMAS Ovens (S70) laid down

55 years ago today, on 17 June 1966 Oberon-class submarine HMAS Ovens (S70) was laid down at Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Greenock, Scotland.
MuseumShip at WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle, WA, Australia

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HMY Britannia laid down

69 years ago today, on 16 June 1952 Her Majesty's Yacht (HMY) Britannia was laid down at John Brown and company, Clydebank, UK
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, UK

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PS Waverley made her maiden voyage

74 years ago today, on 16 June 1947 seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer PS Waverley made her maiden voyage
Waverley Excursions, Glasgow, UK

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USS Charette (DD-581) transferred

62 years ago today, on 16 June 1959 Fletcher-class destroyer USS Charette (DD-581) was transferred to Hellenic Navy as Velos (D16).
Here seen at Genoa, Italy in 1973.
MuseumShip at currently in Thessaloniki, Greece

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HNLMS Tonijn (S805) launched

56 years ago today, on 14 June 1965 Dutch Potvis-class submarine HNLMS Tonijn (S805) was launched at Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam Netherlands.
MuseumShip at Marinemuseum, Den Helder, Netherlands

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SS Sicamous maiden voyage

On 12 June 1914 large five decked sternwheeler SS Sicamous started her maiden voyage.
SS Sicamous Heritage Park, Penticton, BC, Canada

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