Ships of the Myanmar Navy: Corvettes of the Myanmar Navy, Frigates of the Myanmar Navy, Missile Boats of the Myanmar Navy

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Corvettes of the Myanmar Navy, Frigates of the Myanmar Navy, Missile Boats of the Myanmar Navy, United States Navy Ships Transferred to the Myanmar Navy, Ubs Mayu, Uss Creddock, Type 037-Ig Class Missile Boat, Ums Yan Gyi Aung. Not illustrated. Excerpt: UBS Mayu was the first flagship of the Burmese Navy. She was commissioned on...
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Corvettes of the Myanmar Navy, Frigates of the Myanmar Navy, Missile Boats of the Myanmar Navy, United States Navy Ships Transferred to the Myanmar Navy, Ubs Mayu, Uss Creddock, Type 037-Ig Class Missile Boat, Ums Yan Gyi Aung. Not illustrated. Excerpt: UBS Mayu was the first flagship of the Burmese Navy. She was commissioned on 25 May, 1947 and saw 32 years of active service during which she participated in many counter-insurgency campaigns, safeguarding Myanmar's territorial waters, and also served as training ship for the officers and ratings of Myanmar (Burma) Navy. The ship had been built as River-class frigate HMS Fal (K266) for the British Royal Navy during World War II and was transferred to the Burmese government in 1947 on loan, and permanently in 1948. She was decommissioned in 1979 and was converted to a museum ship. UBS Mayu, formerly HMS Fal (K266), was a River-class frigate. Her keel was laid down on 20 May 1942 in the United Kingdom. She was first commissioned by the Royal Navy on 2 July 1943. She was handed over by the British Government to the Burma Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 25 May 1947 on loan to Burma. General Aung San accepted the transfer of the ship on behalf of the Government of Burma. During his acceptance speech, he renamed her to HMBS Mayu, after River Mayu in Arakan state to honour officers and men of Burma Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who fought against Imperial Japanese forces at the river during the Second World War. Lieutenant Commander Khin Maung Bo was the first commanding officer of HMBS Mayu. She took part in a 25 gun salute along with HMS Birmingham on 4 January 1948 to mark Burma's independence from the British colonial rule. On 29 August 1948, was transferred permanently to the Burmese Navy as... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=9288235
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  • ISBN-13: 9781158661961
  • Publisher: Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 20
  • Product dimensions: 9.01 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 0.04 (d)

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