The longest serving ships in US Navy of the past century

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What was the longest serving US navy ship of the past century? Did any of the 4 funneled WW1 ships live to see the end of WW2?

The USS Wisconnsin had quite a long life...Wasn't she a vessel from WW2 that also fought in the 1st Gulf War?
 
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>>What was the longest serving US navy ship of the past century?<<

That would likely be some of the old tenders though the names escape me at the moment. Currently, the oldest vessel in active service, short of the USS Constitution, would be the aircraft carrier USS Kittty Hawk. She was commissioned on 29 April, 1961. She's scheduled to decommission next year after 47 years of service.

>>The USS Wisconnsin had quite a long life...Wasn't she a vessel from WW2 that also fought in the 1st Gulf War?<<

The USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is an Iowa class battleship and is currently a museum vessel moored at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk Va. See http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/64a.htm for a photo study of the ship which served in World War Two, Korea, and Gulf War One.
 

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>>What was the longest serving US navy ship of the past century?<<

That would likely be some of the old tenders though the names escape me at the moment. Currently, the oldest vessel in active service, short of the USS Constitution, would be the aircraft carrier USS Kittty Hawk. She was commissioned on 29 April, 1961. She's scheduled to decommission next year after 47 years of service.

>>The USS Wisconnsin had quite a long life...Wasn't she a vessel from WW2 that also fought in the 1st Gulf War?<<

The USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is an Iowa class battleship and is currently a museum vessel moored at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk Va. See Battleship Photo Index BB-64 USS WISCONSIN for a photo study of the ship which served in World War Two, Korea, and Gulf War One.
Rats. My old ship should have made your list. For some reason, only war ships are remembered, but without us repair ships, they wouldn't have lasted long.

Quote from Wikipedia:
USS Jason (AR-8) was the fourth of the Vulcan class repair ship of the United States Navy in service from 1944 to 1995, serving in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. At the time of her decommissioning, Jason was (with the exception of USS Constitution) the oldest ship in continual commission in the United States Navy, and the final ship in continual commission from World War II onward.
 
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Technically the USS Pueblo is still serving. She remains and active duty commisioned US Navy ship. She was built in 1944/1945. She actually started out as a US Army ship but was later transfer to the Navy. They keep her commissioned as more of a political bargaining chip. There are lots of WW2 ships still on active duty but just not with the US Navy. They sold them to other countries that still operate them. Mexico,ThePhillipines,Tawain, and a few others still have them in service. A lot of countries are also still using other WW2 vintage equipment. Tanks, Jeeps ect. Also C47/DC3 transport planes are still flying from WW2.