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Cavalla struck from NVR

30 December 1969, 48 years ago today, Gato-class submarine USS Cavalla (SS-244) was struck from the Naval Vessel Regsiter

 

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HMCS Sackville commissioned

30 December 1941, 76 years ago today, Flower-class corvette HMCS Sackville (K-181) was commissioned, Lieutenant W. R. Kirkland in command

 

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Light Vessel 93

Added Light Vessel 93 to the site as 293rd museum ship:

lightship 93 londonhistorygroupdotcom

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USS Arizona sunk

7 December 1941, 76 years ago today, Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) was bombed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After a bomb detonated in a powder magazine, the battleship exploded violently and sank, with the loss of 1,177 officers and crewmen.

 

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USS Bowfin launched

7 December 1942, 75 years ago today, Balao-class submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287) was launched at Portsmouth Naval shipyard, Kittery, ME

 

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Polly Woodside entered service

7 December 1885, 132 years ago today, barque Polly Woodside entered service, Captain Gilbert Yeates in command. Now a museumship in Melbourne, Australia

 

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HMAS Otama launched

3 December 1975, 42 years ago today, Australian Oberon-class HMAS Otama was launched at Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Greenock, Scotland.

 

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USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)

Visited Fort Ticonderoga in early September. It was good to see that some remnants of its namesake, the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) were saved from the scrappers:

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Also on display was her 'Ribbon-Rack', which appears to be incomplete or predates 1967, the year in which she received her fourth battle star for her Vietnam Service Medal.

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She was:

built by Newport News.
Laid down 1 Mar 1943
originally named Hancock, renamed 1 May 1943
launched 7 Feb 1944
commissioned 8 May 1944
Decommissioned to reserve 9 Jan 1947
SCB 27C reconstruction at New York Navy Yard started 1 April 1952
completed and recommissioned 1 Oct 1954
Redesignated as an attack carrier (CVA 14) 1 October 1952 while in overhaul
SCB 125 angled deck modernization at Norfolk Navy Yard 8/1956 to 1 April 1957.
Redesignated as an ASW carrier (CVS 14) 21 Oct 1969
Decommissioned and stricken for disposal 16 Nov 1973.
Sold to Zidell Explorations Corp., Portland, Oregon for $601,999.99. Sale # 16-5009 of 15 Aug 1974. Subsequently scrapped.

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Caption: USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) underway. Parked forward are A-4F Skyhawks from squadrons VA-192 "Golden Dragons" and VA-23 "Black Knights," A-4C's from VA-195 "Dambusters," F-8E Crusaders from VF-194 "Red Lightings" and an EA-1F Skyraider from VAW-33 "Nighthawks" (redesignated VAQ-33 on 1 February 1968), the latter plane right behind the ship's COD (Carrier On-board Delivery) C-2 Greyhound. A KA-3B Skywarrior from VAH-4 "Fourrunners" is on the angled deck.

 

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SS Robin

Added London's SS Robin to the site as 292nd museum ship:

SS Robin 2010 wikipedia

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John Oxley

Added 291st museum ship to the site: Australian pilot boat 'John Oxley':

john oxley icmmonlinedotorg

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