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Badger launched

On 6 September 1952, Lake Michigan carferry SS Badger was launched at the Christy Corporation in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, christened by Mrs. Koehler, the wife of the Wisconsin State Governor.
SS Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry, Ludington, MI

 

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Riachuelo launched

On 6 September 1975, Brazilian Oberon-Class submarine Riachuelo (S22) was launched at the Vickers Limited Shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, UK.
MuseumShip in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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USS Torsk SS-423 launched

On 6 September 1944 Tench-class submarine USS Torsk SS-423 was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery ME, sponsored by Bess M. Reed (wife of Navy Captain Allen B. Reed).
MuseumShip USS Torsk SS-423 at Historic Ships in Baltimore. MD

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HDMS Peder Skram (F352) accidentally fires

On 6 September 1982 Danish Peder Skram-class frigate, HDMS Peder Skram (F352) accidentally fires harpoon missile during maneuvers in the Kattegat. The missile traveled 34 kilometers at low level, severing several power lines before striking some trees after which it exploded. The fireball and subsequent shock wave destroyed four unoccupied summer cottages and damaged a further 130 buildings in the immediate vicinity. No human injury was reported.

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USS Iowa BB-61 awarded

12 Years ago today, on 6 September 2011 Iowa-class battleship, USS Iowa BB-61 was awarded to the Pacific Battleship Center by SECNAV Ray Mabus.
MuseumShip at Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa, Los Angeles, CA

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