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Hikawa Maru delivered

On April 25 1930, Japanese cargo-passenger liner 'Hikawa Maru' was delivered and entered service for the NYK line.
MuseumShip Hikawa Maru, Yokohama, Japan

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SAS Assegaai S99 laid down

On 24 April 1969 Daphne-class submarine  SAS Assegaai S99 was laid down at Dubigeon-Normandy Shipyard, Nantes France.
MuseumShip in Simon's Town, South Africa

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Medway Queen launched

on 23 April 1924 PS Medway Queen was launched at Ailsa Shipbuilding Co., Troon Scotland
MuseumShip at The Medway Queen Preservation Society, Gillingham, UK

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HMAS Otway S-59 commissioned

23 April 1968 Oberon-class submarine HMAS Otway S-59 was commissioned
MuseumShip at Holbrook Submarine Museum, Holbrook, NSW, Australia

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SS Naramata launched

On 20 April 1914 steam tug SS Naramata was launched at Western Drydock and Shipbuilding Co.and entered service for Canadian Pacific Railway. Now a museum ship in Penticton, BC, Canada

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Queen Elizabeth 2 opens as hotel/museum ship

On 18 April 2018, the Queen Elizabeth 2 opened as a floating hotel following an extensive refurbishment.
The ship is operated by PCFC Hotels, a division of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, which is owned by the Dubai government.
MuseumShip The QE2 Dubai, UAE

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HMAS Ovens (S70) commissioned

On 18 April 1969 Australian Oberon-class submarine HMAS Ovens (S70) was commissioned.
MuseumShip at WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle, WA, Australia

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HMS Gannet commissioned

On 17 April 1879, Doterel-class screw sloop HMS Gannet was commissioned.
MuseumShip at Historic Dockyard Chatham, UK

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USS Ainsworth (DE-1090) launched

On 15 April 1972 Knox-class frigate USS Ainsworth (DE-1090) was launched at Avondale Shipyard, Westwego LA, sponsored by Mrs. Katherine Gardner Ainsworth, the widow of Vice Admiral Ainsworth.
She was transferred to Turkey as TCG Ege (F-256)) on 27 May 1994, and is now a museum ship in Izmir, Turkey.

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HMY Britannia launched

On 16 April 1953 Royal Yacht HMY Britannia was launched at John Brown and Company.
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, UK

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