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USS WILTSIE (DD-716)

USS WILTSIE (DD-716)

USS WILTSIE (DD-716) was a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy. WILTSIE was laid down on 13 March 1945 at Port Newark, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. The destroyer was launched on 31 August 1945. The vessel was commissioned on 12 January 1946 at the New Yo

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The aircraft is a Martin P5M-2 "Marlin". A development of the WW-II Martin PBM "Mariner" flying boat, the "Marlin" was in active service from 1952 until 1967, and was the last flying boat operated by the U.S. Navy.
 

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