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Otway decommissioned

17 February 1994, HMAS Otway S-59 was decommissioned.

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Castlemaine J-244 laid down

17 February 1941, Australian Bathurst-class corvette HMAS Castlemaine J-244 was laid down at HMA Naval Dockyard, Williamstown, Victoria in Australia.

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Forceful commissioned

February 16 1942, Queensland Tug Company's 'Forceful' was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy as HMA Forceful (W126)

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Charette laid down

On 20 February 1942, Fletcher-class destroyer USS Charette (DD-581) was laid down at the Boston Navy Yard. she was named for Lieutenant George Charrette (1867–1938), who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Spanish–American War.
Charette was transferred to the Kingdom of Greece in 1959 and renamed Velos (D16). Velos remained in service until 1991 and was then turned into a museum ship at Palaio Faliro, near Athens.

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Rotterdam opened to the public

15 February 2010, SS Rotterdam opened to the public as a combination museum/hotel and school for vocational training.
SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Mercuur decommissioned

On 12 February 1987, HNLMS Mercuur (A-856) was decommissioned for the 2nd and final time. She was a museum ship in Amsterdam, Scheveningen en now in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Third time's a charm!

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HNoMY Norge launched

11 February 1937, HNoMY Norge (Royal Yacht of the King of Norway) was launched at Camper and Nicholsons, Gosport as MY Philante for Thomas Sopwith, chairman of the Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Company.

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HMAS Whyalla (J-153) was sold

10 February 1947, HMAS Whyalla (J-153) was sold to Victorian Public Works Department. The corvette was modified for civilian service, renamed Rip, and towed to Melbourne, where she entered service as a lighthouse maintenance vessel at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

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Foxtrot B-39 laid down

9 February 1962, Foxtrot B-39 was laid down at Admiralty shipyard in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) Russia.

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Tang decommissioned

On 8 February 1980, the lead ship of the Tang-class, USS Tang (SS-563) was decommissioned and leased to Turkey as TCG Pirireis (S343), now a museum ship in Izmir, Turkey.

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