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  • Tom 8:32 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Antique warship, , battle, battle ship, HTMS Lanta, , Korean Wars, , , , ship, , , , , , , , United States Navy, USS Stone County, , , Vietnam Wars, voyages, Wars, warship,   

    Antique warship to be turned into museum 

    Royal Thai Navy Landing ship tank HMTS Lanta berthed on the Chao Praya River It was launched in 1945 as the USS Stone County (LST-1141)

    Royal Thai Navy Landing ship tank HMTS Lanta berthed on the Chao Praya River It was launched in 1945 as the USS Stone County (LST-1141): Flickr.com

    The HTMS Lanta, a famous battle ships belonging to the Royal Thai Navy, is soon to tell its proud history to visitors by becoming a learning center.

    Formerly known as the USS Stone County, the Lanta was built by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company and was commissioned on 9 May 1945. The ship served the United States Navy until the year 1969 when it was sold to the Royal Thai Navy in 1973. It became the fourth ship in the Royal fleet.

    The ship participated in many missions including voyages to the second World War. It has received battle awards for service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. (More …)

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  • Tom 5:02 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Beautiful Sea, , Commander, , Ko Kham, Koh Kham, , , , , ship, submarine, , underwater,   

    Thai Navy on Save-the-Sea Mission 

    Royal Thai Navy patrol boats on the Chao Praya River, Bangkok

    Royal Thai Navy patrol boats on the Chao Praya River, Bangkok: flickr.com

    Little do people know that there are more than just stereotypical battle ships and submarines involved in the Royal Thai Navy’s daily task. The Navy’s environmental conservation program is among those many proud-to-present missions, considering the changes it has been contributing to the area. The program was just a small project when it was initiated some 20 years ago. Today volunteers from all over the country are drawn to join the activity.

    First Naval Area Commander, Vice Admiral Khanat Thongpool, said the division is responsible for patrolling the upper Gulf of Thailand to monitor basically every single inch of the sea from the wellbeing of the reefs to illegal toxic waste dump. In the latter case, the Navy has a full authority to make an arrest. This specific task makes the Thai Navy uniquely different from counterparts in other countries. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:46 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: adults, , , , bookship, bookshop, , Christian, , Doulos, Guinness, Guinness World Records, Jesus Christ, Klong Toey, , MV Doulos, , publications, ship, , , Thai publications, , Titanic,   

    Doulos ‘bookship’ comes to Thailand 

    Doulos 'bookship comes to Thailand

    After three years of waiting, finally, one of the world’s most prominent floating “book” ships, the MV Doulos, is visiting Thailand again. Currently, the ship is docked at Klong Toey Port, welcoming all bookworms until August 23.

    The MV Doulos is the world’s oldest active ocean-going passenger vessel, according to Guinness World Records. She was built in 1914, making the ship a close sister of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Doulos has visited more than 100 countries over the past 30 years, upholding a mission to bring knowledge, help and hope to people around the world. (More …)

     
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