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HTMS Thonburi Coastal Defence Ship (1938-1959) LOA 253′ TDISP 2,300 tons. Severely damaged Jan. 1941 in a battle against the French Navy during the Franco-Thai War. Later returned to service as a training ship. Sections, including a turret and much of the superstructure, were preserved as a naval memorial, at the Royal Thai Naval Academy.

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Royal Thai Naval Academy memorial featuring artifacts from the HTMS Thonburi, with inset photo of Thonburi at Yokohama, Japan, in 1938. Credit: BunBn / CC BY-SA Work has been adapted, and can be shared under same terms as original. Inset photo is Public Domain, Copyright Expired.

HTMS Thonburi Coastal Defence memorial Thai Naval Academy 2015