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Lance Dean
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« on: May 12, 2008, 10:37:02 PM »

My wife just brought to my attention that the Drum was launched 67 years ago today.   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 05:51:16 PM »

Yes you are right but we consider her birthday as 1 nov, commisioning day
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 06:00:43 PM »

LOL oops.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 07:12:41 AM »

Personally, I consider the Silversides' launching day just as important as her commissioning day, where her "birthday" is concerned. Launching is the first time a vessel is ceremonially named and tastes her element (water). It was a beautiful August day in Northern California when Christian Brothers champagne was splashed across her prow and she proudly slid into the brackish waters of the Napa River with nary a ripple. The photos of her before and after launching that day, in pristine paint, are just gorgeous, even in black and white.
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