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SS United States maiden voyage

On 3 July 1952, SS United States starts her maiden voyage. During her maiden voyage the United States broke the transatlantic speed record held by the RMS Queen Mary for the previous 14 years by over 10 hours, making the maiden crossing from the Ambrose lightship at New York Harbor to Bishop Rock off Cornwall, UK in 3 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes at an average speed of 35.59 knots (65.91 km/h; 40.96 mph).

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SS Jeremiah O'Brien commissioned

on 3 July 1943, Liberty-ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien entered service with the War Shipping Administration.

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USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. decommissioned and struck

48 years ago today, on 2 July 1973, Gearing-class destroyer USS Jospeh P. Kennedy Jr. (DD-850) was decommissioned by her last CO CDR Brian Patrick McCrane, and struck from the Naval Vessel Register.
USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr DD 850 at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA

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LST-325 decommissioned

On 2 July 1946, LST-325 was decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Florida, and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

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HMS Fal commissioned

On 2 July 1943, River-class frigate HMS Fal was commissioned.
She was transferred to Burma on 25 May 1947 as UBS Mayu, and has been preserved as a museum ship at Myanmar Naval Training Headquarters

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