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Argonaute lifted into place

On 10 October 1989, French Aréthuse-class submarine Argonaute (S636), was lifted into place in La Vilette Park, Paris, after a long trip up the Seine river and the seven locks of the Saint-Denis Canal. She opened to the public in 1989.
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Paris, France.

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HNLMS Schorpioen launched

18 January 1868, today 150 years ago HNLMS Schorpioen was launched at Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

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HMCS Acadia commissioned

16 January 1917, today 101 years ago HMCS Acadia was commissioned

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USS Sarsfield laid down

January 15 1945, 73 years ago today, Gearing-class destroyer USS Sarsfield (DD-837) was laid down at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. She was transferred to Taiwan on 1 October 1977 and is now a museum ship in Tainan City, Taiwan


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USS Charette decommissioned

15 January 1947, today 71 years ago USS Charette DD-581 was decommissioned. She was transferred to Greece as Velos (D16) on 16 June 1959. She is now a museum ship at the Naval Tradition Park at Palaio Faliro, near Athens, Greece

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Gorch Fock I laid down

January 14 1933, 85 yeas ago today, German barque Gorch Fock I was laid down at Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany.


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HMS Alliance aground

12 January 1968, today 50 years ago today, A-class submarine HMS Alliance (P417) ran aground on Bembridge Ledge off the Isle of Wight but was subsequently refloated with the help of Admiralty tugs.

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USS Ainsworth struck

11 January 1995, today 23 years ago USS Ainsworth (FF-1090) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register. She was transferred to Turkey a year earlier as TCG Ege, was decommissioned on March 21 2005 and is now a museum ship in Izmir, Turkey.

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HMY Britannia commissioned

11 January 1954, today 64 years ago HMY Britannia commissioned with Captain J.S. Dalglish in command

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HNLMS Tonijn decommissioned

10 January 1991, today 27 years ago Dutch Potvis-class HNLMS Tonijn (S805) was decommissioned, now a museum ship in Den Helder, Netherlands

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