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SS Nomadic laid down

22 December 1910, today 107 years ago SS Nomadic laid down at Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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French Flore launched

21 December 1960, today 57 years ago Flore (S645) was launched at Direction des Constructions et Armes navales (DCAN) de Cherbourg

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HNLMS Sittard commissioned

19 December 1956, today 61 years ago HNLMS Sittard (M830) was commissioned

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INS Kursura commissioned

18 December 1969, today 48 years ago INS Kursura (S20) was commissioned

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HNLMS Schorpioen

Some pretty rare pictures of Dutch Schorpioen-class monitor HNLMS Schorpioen, provided by Ron van Maanen, taken during her renovation at 'The Schelde' shipyard in Vlissingen (Netherlands) in 1985.


She was then transferred to Middelburg as a museum ship. In 1998 the Royal Netherlands Navy purchased her back and she is now part of the Marine Museum in Den Helder as pictured below:

Schorpioen 2

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