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USS Olympia C-6 laid down

130 years ago today, on 17 June 1891 protected cruiser USS Olympia C-6 was laid down at Union Iron Works in San Francisco, CA.
Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

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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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USS Little Rock CL-92 commissioned

76 years ago today, on 17 June 1945 Cleveland-class light cruisers USS Little Rock CL-92 was commissioned for the first with Capt. William E. Miller in command.
MuseumShip at Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, Buffalo, NY

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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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