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Hello, fellow forumites! I'm currently away from my captain's cabin because, well, I'm halfway around the world. Of course, I had to take advantage of a (somewhat) local museum: ROCS Te Yang. DDG-925, ROCS Te Yang, was commissioned by the United States Navy as DD-837 USS Sarsfield in 1945. After a stint in Vietnam (her only Battle Star), she was decommissioned and sold to the Republic of China Navy in 1977, where she served until 2005. ROCS Te Yang is the Republic of China's first (and as far as I know, only) museum ship, and with admissions being 50NTD ($1.59US), I highly recommend a visit. She's just a wealth of Cold War tech, showcasing weapons like ASROC and Mark 32 torpedo tubes. Unfortunately, the approach to the ship was covered with trees, and this was the best angle I could get of her profile. 5"/38 Mk. 12 DP gun (1 fore, 1 aft) 8-cell ASROC launcher Triple Mk. 33 533mm Torpedo Tubes (1 port, 1 starboard) Triple Hsiung Feng I (雄風一型) Anti-Ship Missile Launcher 16 CR-201 Disruption Rocket launcher (2 port, 2 starboard) View of the ROC flag from the helicopter pad overlooking the after 5"/38. Depth Charge Rack And finally, a challenge from ROCS Te Yang. Who wants to help me out?
HMCS Athabaskan is the last destroyer and former flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy. She was recently decommissioned after serving proudly for 45 years. She had a bold career and is a veteran of numerous conflicts and disasters (Gulf War, War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti earthquake). As the last of her kind, it is imperative that she be preserved for future generations. We have until January 4th, 2018 to purchase the ship, or else she will be scrapped. We cannot allow that to happen to this mighty ship! The current goal is to purchase the ship outright and operate her as a private museum trust in Halifax. The $5000 goal is just for a down payment to purchase the ship, we are still awaiting a fixed price from the Canadian government. We would heartily accept any and all donations. If you are interested, here is our GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/save-hmcs-athabaskan Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/910372335662106/ Let me know if you have any questions.