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CG Search for SS Milwaukee

  The SS Milwaukee set out on October 22,1929 from Milwaukee with 52 men and cargo headed to Grand Haven on its routine voyage across Lake Michigan. Later that day the ship would sustain damage and sink prompting a large…

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HMAS Perth (II) D38

The HMAS Perth II was an Australian Guided Missile Destroyer with a thirty-four-year service life from 1965 to 1999. The Perth served alongside elements of the United States Seventh Fleet during the Vietnam War and received commendations for her service.…

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USS Scourge

The USS Scourge was a Navy Schooner during the War of 1812. The USS Scourge was built as the HMS Lord Nelson (Canadian ship) and launched from Niagara on the lake on May 1, 1811. This ship was a merchant ship…

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MCM Avenger (MCM-1)

The USS Avenger was the lead ship of her class of the mine countermeasures ship (or MCM), built by Peterson Shipbuilders in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The ship was commissioned on September 12 1987 [4]. The USS Avenger was the first…

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USS Lawrence and Niagara

The US gun-brigs Lawrence and Niagara were sister battle ships built for Master Commander Oliver Hazard Perry’s fleet to fight the British Navy on the Great Lakes in the War of 1812. Being sister ships, they were built in tandem at…

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USS Patriot Mine Countermeasures (MCM-7)

Built by the Marinette Marine Corporation and christened on May 15, 1990, the USS Patriot (MCM-7) is an Avenger class mine countermeasures ship that was commissioned by the Navy on December 13, 1991 to augment its mine detection capabilities. Concept…

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USS Landing Ship Tank 393

The LST, or Landing Ship Tank, is a seafaring vessel designed, developed and manufactured during World War 2, after England requested that the Americans create a vessel that could transport large amounts of troops and vehicles across channels and other…

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