The Many Lives Of The USS Sarsfield Aka The ROCS Te Yang

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The USS Sarsfield, aka the ROCS Te Yang

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On the west coast of Taiwan there's a ship of unlikely origin. The ROCS Te Yang served with the Republic of China's Navy for nearly 30 years, du lịch thác bản giốc but that's not where she started. She was built on the far side of the world in Bath, Maine, over 70 years ago, as the USS Sarsfield. For the US Navy she spent 20 years as a test platform for new equipment, served as a recovery ship for the Mercury space program, and thác bản giốc saw combat in Vietnam.
When many of her sister ships were being decommissioned, the Sarsfield found a new life on the other side of the Pacific. After more updates and modifications, kynghidongduong.vn the newly christened [ ROCS Te Yang] served until 2005. In 2009, she became Taiwan's first and so far only museum ship. [ ], and the Te Yang's long service and fascinating history has certainly made this one of the more interesting tours I've done. Here's a look on board.