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Chumphon laid down

87 years ago today, on 7 July 1936 Thailand's Trad-class torpedo boat HTMS Chumphon was laid down at Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico (CRDA), Trieste, Italy.
MuseumShip near Prince of Chumphon Shrine at Sairee Beach, Chumphon Province, Thailand.

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Cavalier decommissioned

51 years ago today, on 7 July 1972, C-class destroyer HMS Cavalier was decommissioned after 28 years active service.
MuseumShip at the Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham, UK

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USS Iowa opens to the public

11 years ago, on 7 July 2012, Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) opens to the public as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.
Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa, San Pedro, CA

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USS Aries laid down

43 years ago today, on 7 July 1980, Pegasus-class hydrofoil USS Aries (PHM-5) was laid down at Boeing Marine Systems, Renton, WA.
USS Aries, Gasconade, MO

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PT-796 decommissioned

53 years ago today, on 7 July 1970, Higgins Industries built PT-796 was decommissioned.
MuseumShip at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA

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USS Alabama transferred

59 years ago today, on 7 July 1964, South Dakota-class battleship USS Alabama (BB-60) was formally turned over by the United States Navy to the USS Alabama Battleship Commission in ceremonies at Seattle.
MuseumShip at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, AL

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USS Thornback launched

79 years ago today, on 7 July 1944, Tench-class submarine USS Thornback (SS-418) was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME, sponsored by Mrs. Peter K. Fischler.
She was transferred to Turkey on July 1 1971, as TCG Uluçalireis (S 338), and is now a museum ship in Istanbul, Turkey.

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EML Lembit launched

87 years ago today, on 7 July 1936, Estonian Kalev-class submarine EML Lembit was launched at Vickers and Armstrongs Ltd., United Kingdom.
Now a museum ship in Talinn, Estonia

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SS Shieldhall launched

On 7 July 1955, Steam tanker SS Shieldhall was launched by Lobnitz & Co., Renfrew, Scotland.
Steamship Shieldhall, Southampton, UK

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