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US Marines double-time across the flight deck of USS Valley Forge (LPH-8) on their way to boarding Sikorsky HUS-1 (later UH-34D) "Seahorse" helicopters, during Exercise "Pot Shot", circa 1961-62. Note aircrewman standing by the helicopter at right.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 96957
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October 1964, Steelpike I, starboard bow of USS Boxer (LPH-4), unrep completed Boxer beginning to pull away from
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CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters and an AH-1J Sea Cobra helicopter are parked on the forward flight deck of USS Guam (LPH-9) underway off the coast of Lebanon during flight operations in 1982.
Department of Defense photo # DM-ST-84-07371 BEIRUT, LEBANON 15 November 1983 a US Marine Corps photo by GYSGT Lucas now in the collections of DefenseImagry.mil
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USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7) moored pierside at Genoa, Italy, 16 February 1986, during a routine port visit.
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USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) under way in 1990, location unknown.
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USS Wisconsin (BB 64) refueling from tanker Cahaba (AO-82), as seen from an Essex class aircraft carrier, circa 1945.
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Wisconsin (BB-64) firing a round from one of the Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns in during sea trials. Photo dated 29-30 August 1988.
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Wisconsin (BB-64) fires one of its Mark 7 16-inch 50-caliber guns of turret No. 2 while underway. This is the last firing of the vessel's guns prior to its decommissioning, 28 May 1991. USN photo # DN-ST-92-00496, by PH1 Bruce M. Morris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
 

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I rode many a liberty launch from the JFK to Fleet Landing in Mediterranean ports long before('73 & "73) most of you were born!
USS Des Moines (CA 134) Liberty boat departing, date and location unknown.
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USS Des Moines (CA 134) Taken during the 1955 Cruise(midshipmen) Able: Norfolk - Malaga, Spain - Plymouth, England - Guantanamo, Cuba - Norfolk. It was taken as the ship passed Gibralter inbound to Malaga. The midshipman not on watch were on deck to view the scenery.
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USS Oklahoma City (CGL 5) Crewmen move gunpowder for the ship's 6"/47 guns from her main deck to her magazines, during underway replenishment operations in the South China Sea, 3 August 1972.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98682.
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USS Bausell (DD 845) Radio room circa 1956
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Crew members from the destroyer USS ELLIOT (DD 967) transport equipment to the destroyer tender USS PRAIRIE (AD 15) for repair. Photo by JO2 Todd Willebrand, Janaury 1 1987.
 

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Post card photo of USS West Virginia (BB-48) going through the Panama Canal in October 1924.

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Overhead view of USS New York (BB-34) passing through the Panama Canal in July, 1919. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.1986.094.001.032 via Mike Green.

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New York City (19 October 1945): SC/2 Chester Smigielski, of Chelsea, Massachusetts, holds up an appetizing hunk of meat for spectators to see during the public inspection tour of the battleship USS New York (BB-34), which docked in New York this morning. The public was permitted aboard in the afternoon. Photo courtesy of Acme Newspictures via Bill Gonyo.

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USS Arizona (BB 39) Seen here at Puget Sound Navy Yard,Bremerton WA, in 1921.

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Oil on canvas painting by the artist Tom Freeman entitled "Last Mooring", showing the Arizona (BB-39) moored in front of the Nevada (BB-36) and behind the Oklahoma (BB-37). Photo and text courtesy of
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“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.”

― John F. Kennedy


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