On This Day

19 June

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1943 HMS Vestal


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The 1,053-ton ‘Algerine’ class minesweeper HMS Vestal (Yard No. 1147) was launched today for the Admiralty.

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1863 Star of Denmark

The 998-ton sailing ship Star of Denmark (Yard No. 20) was launched today for J. P. Corry & Co.

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1947 Thorshavet


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The 17,081-ton whale factory ship Thorshavet (Yard No. 1348) was launched today for A/S Thor Dahl.

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1951 Port Nelson

The 8,375-ton refrigerated cargo ship Port Nelson (Yard No. 1437) was launched today for Port Line Ltd., London.