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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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Frigate Jylland laid down

On 11 June 1857 screw-propelled steam frigate and sail ship Danish Frigate Jylland was laid down at Naval dockyard Copenhagen.
Fregatten Jylland, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Picture: https://www.facebook.com/FregattenJylland/

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SS Hjejlen starts her Maiden Voyage

On 11 June 1861 paddle steamer SS Hjejlen started her Maiden Voyage
MuseumShip Hjejlen, Silkeborg, Denmark
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USS Gudgeon (SS-567) launched

On 11 June 1952 Tang-class submarine USS Gudgeon (SS-567) was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, sponsored by Mrs. Robert A. Bonin. She was leased (later sold) to Turkey as TCG Hizireis (S342), and is now a museum ship in Izmit, Turkey.

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USS Ainsworth (DE-1090) laid down

On 11 June 1971 Knox-class frigate USS Ainsworth (DE-1090) (now TCG Ege ) was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Westwego LA.
She was transferred to Turkey on May 27, 1994 as TCG Ege (F256), and is now a museum ship in Izmir, Turkey
Here seen underway on 27 April 1973 in the Chesapeake Bay
Picture: http://www.navsource.org/

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Barque Belem launched

On 10 June 1896 French three-masted Barque Belem was launched at Chantiers Dubigeon, Nantes
Trois-mâts Belem, Nantes France

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