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USS Iowa BB-61 turret two explosion

On 19 April 1989 Iowa class Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 's turret two exploded during a gunnery exercise off of Puerto Rico. The explosion occurred in the center gun room and resulted in 47 members of the turrets crew being killed and the gun turret itself was severely damaged.
MuseumShip  at Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa, San Pedro, CA

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USNS Hiddensee decommissioned

On 18 April 1996 Tarantul I-class missile corvette USNS Hiddensee was decommissioned.
MuseumShip USNS Hiddensee at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA

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Queen Elizabeth 2 opens as hotel/museum ship

On 18 April 2018, the Queen Elizabeth 2 opened as a floating hotel following an extensive refurbishment.
The ship is operated by PCFC Hotels, a division of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, which is owned by the Dubai government.
MuseumShip The QE2 Dubai, UAE

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HMAS Ovens (S70) commissioned

On 18 April 1969 Australian Oberon-class submarine HMAS Ovens (S70) was commissioned.
MuseumShip at WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle, WA, Australia

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JDS Himawari (former USS LSSL-102) transferred

On 18 April 1966 LCS(L)(3)-1 Class JDS Himawari (former USS LSSL-102) was transferred to Thailand as HTMS Nakha (LSSL-751).
MuseumShip USS LCS-102, Vallejo, CA

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