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Phangan Royal Ship

November 3rd, 2010

We have been noticing this naval ship docked at a ship repair shop across from our studio for months now so we decided to look it up on Google. It turns out that this ship, named “Phangan Royal Ship,” is a naval ship given to Thai Government by the United States Government under Military Assistance Program (MAP) in 1959. She is one of four large-scale naval ships owned by Royal Thai Navy and has served in Vietnam War.

Phangan Royal Ship has been retired from its service since June 5th, 2008. She will be transferred to a memorial site at the Royal Rama IX Museum on Phangan Island, Surajthani. There is no information yet on when the memorial will be open to public so stay tuned!

2 Responses to “Phangan Royal Ship”
  1. alan duncan

    I came across you blog whilst trying to find information regarding this ship.
    I am a resident of the island of Koh Phangan and just wanted to let you know that Phangan Royal Ship today docked at the island.

    I used a little of your info for a piece i’ve written for our dive shop website to cover the event. I hope you don’t mind.

    I’m just in the process of adding photos so if you’d like to see them, please check this link


    Many thanks

    Alan Ducan
    The Dive Inn

  2. Studio Aeroplane

    Hi Alan,

    Thank you for your updates on Phangan Royal Ship.

    I checked out your blog yesterday. It’s really nice to see an image of the ship at sea from your photo gallery since she left the repair place about a month ago but we didn’t see her sailed. The memorial site looks so peaceful and I’m really glad to see her resting beautifully at her new home on Koh Phangan.

    (We also find it quite amazing to be able to trace whereabouts and/or know how something we used to see in our daily life is doing at a particular moment. So, thanks again for sharing the images and the coverage on the ceremony.)

    Hope all is well on Koh Phangan : )


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