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WWII ships still in service today around the world

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It's amazing that ships this old are still in active service in navies all around the world - there's even a Russian ship built in 1915 that's still working in the fleet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAGbsjM5CE

Oh, and historian Dr. Mark Felton's channel on You Tube is a fantastic source of a ton of WWII related information. I highly recommend checking out his other videos as well.

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31 minutes ago, capncrunch21 said:

It's amazing that ships this old are still in active service in navies all around the world - there's even a Russian ship built in 1915 that's still working in the fleet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAGbsjM5CE

Oh, and historian Dr. Mark Felton's channel on You Tube is a fantastic source of a ton of WWII related information. I highly recommend checking out his other videos as well.

there is a much older, in commission ship, HMS Victory, launched in 1765. (edit : not in active service!)

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5 minutes ago, LoveBote said:

there is a much older, in commission ship, HMS Victory, launched in 1765. (edit : not in active service!)

HMS Victory may be in service, but really, she's just a museum now. I do love her, though, and would love to visit!

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2 hours ago, LoveBote said:

there is a much older, in commission ship, HMS Victory, launched in 1765. (edit : not in active service!)

Well, the thing about the ships in the video, is that they are daily use workhorses, not just ceremonial ships. That blows my mind, especially the 103 year old Russian vessel.

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2 hours ago, WuYixiang said:

HMS Victory may be in service, but really, she's just a museum now. I do love her, though, and would love to visit!

Yeah just like the USS Constitution. Technically it is still on the Navy Register and is crewed by active duty Navy personnel but it is really just a museum. 

Thanks for the video Crunchy, was great fun to watch. 

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A few others.  The Brazilian river monitor Parnaba built in 1938 is still in service.  While it saw no action (obviously) in WW 2, Brazil did fight as an allied nation so it was technically a WW 2 combat vessel.

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Another oddity, is the USS Pueblo AGER-2.  Laid down in 1944 as the US Army (yes, the US Army has a navy... :Smile_amazed: ) Freight and Passenger vessel FP-344 it was converted by the US Navy into a spy ship in the early 60's.  Captured by N. Korea in 1968, the US has kept the ship in commission ever since, considering it US property captured by an enemy combatant nation.

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Yes, N. Korea displays it as a museum ship, but technically it's still a US Navy vessel.

Taiwan still has a bunch of WW 2 ships running around.  They have US subs that underwent Guppy upgrades that were built in 1944.  The ex- SS 478 Cutlass (Tench class) Hai Shih SS 791and the ex- SS 426 Tusk (Balao Class)  launched just before the war ended Hai Bao SS 792.  Neither really saw any WW 2 action in US service, but they are WW 2 era vessels.

 

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