As they say misery loves company. What navies today still use WWII vintage ships? The largest non-transport combat ship in the Philippine Navy is the ex-USS Atherton, Cannon class, destroyer escort -- launched in 1943. It had the distinction of sinking a U-boat in WWII. She was transferred to the PN in 1976, and is still in service. A naval museum has reportedly been "courting" the Philippine Navy to allow them to purchase the ship. http://www.hueybravo.net/NavyPages/PF11.htm With the exception of Peacock class OPVs that we got from the British in '97, the bulk of our patrol craft that are above 600 tons in displacement are also 40's vintage PCEs. The same goes for our 6 LSTs. Anyone else in the . . . pardon the pun . . . same boat? With the exception of Logistical Support Vessels that we bought in the 90s, all our new stuff (brand new as of the late 80's and onward) are below 300 tons.