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A crewman, wearing oxygen breathing apparatus, stands damage control watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

CHIEF Ship's Serviceman Jimmy R. Joyner directs phone talkers and message relayers while in damage control central aboard the USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40) during Exercise BALTOPS '85

Members of a damage control run to set up water pumps during a Battle Group Charlie damage control competition aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

Water floods a compartment as a midshipman enters a hatch in a damage control simulator at the Damage Control Training Facility. He is participating in a damage control exercise during his summer training cruise

Water floods a compartment as a midshipman prepares to enter a hatch in a damage control simulator at the Damage Control Training Facility. He is participating in a damage control exercise during his summer training cruise

Water floods a compartment as a midshipman enters a prepares to enter a hatch in a damage contorl simulator at the Damage Control Training Facility. He is participating in a damage control exercise during his summer training cruise

A midshipman examines a watertight door in a damage control simulator at the Damage Control Training Facility. He is participating in a damage control exercise during his summer training cruise

Midshipmen attend a class on damage control at the Damage Control Training Facility as part of their summer training cruise

Midshipmen enter a damage control simulator in the Damage Control Training Facility during their summer training cruise

A midshipman examines a watertight door in the flooded compartment of a damage control simulator at the Damage Control Training Facility. He is participating in a damage control exercise during his summer training cruise

Fleet Training Group personnel instruct crew members on ship repair and damage control during refresher training aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship is being prepared for a cruise to Australia and around the world

Crew members wearing oxygen breathing apparatus participate in damage control training aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship is being prepared for a cruise to Australia and around the world

Members of a damage control training team coordinate an exercise from the engineering deck aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A sailor checks a gauge monitoring the list of the ship's hull in the damage control central area aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Damage control training team instructors coordinate an exercise from the engineering deck aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A damage control petty officer speaks into sound-powered phones while another checks a list during a general quarters drill aboard the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Interior Communications Technician 2nd Class Lori Richards works at the automated monitoring system console in damage control central aboard the salvage ship USS GRAPPLE (ARS-53). The GRAPPLE is towing three minesweepers to the Persian Gulf to support U.S. Navy escort operations

Interior Communications Technician 2nd Class Lori Richards works at the automated monitoring system console in damage control central aboard the salvage ship USS GRAPPLE (ARS-53). The GRAPPLE is towing three minesweepers to the Persian Gulf to support U.S. Navy escort operations

Damage control and hull technicians study counter-flooding charts in Damage Control Central during a general quarters drill aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) as the vessel operates in the Gulf of Oman

Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Gail Wilkins, a damage control assistant in damage control central, writes down information relayed to her by a Telephone talker, Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class (HT2) Donald Cecil, during a general quarters drill on the destroyer tender USS SAMUEL GOMPERS (AD 37). The ship is underway off the coast of Baja, Mexico

Sailors make notes on a ship diagram in damage control central during a general quarters drill on the destroyer tender USS SAMUEL GOMPERS (AD-37). The ship is underway of the coast of Baja, Mexico

Telephone talkers relay information from damage control central during a general quarters drill on the destroyer tender USS SAMUEL GOMPERS (AD 37). The GOMPERS is underway off the coast of Baja, Mexico

A master chief petty officer, left, and a lieutenant junior grade monitor repair parties from damage control during a general quarters inspection aboard the guided missile cruiser USS WAINWRIGHT (CG 28). The ship is underway off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina

An instructor observes as students fight a fire during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A firefighting instructor dressed in protective gear stands in front of fire extinguishers on a dolly at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

An exterior view of Felix S. Vecchione Hall at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

An inspector examines an integrated circuit chip on a printed control board as repair technicians are demonstrated on a television monitor at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A close-up view of an SLQ-48 mine neutralization system vehicle used during training sessions at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students prepare to move a Mark 60 mine at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A Sailor works at a computer terminal in the administration office at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students learn computer skills at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

An instructor explains the operation of a harpoon missile launcher to a student at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A student repairs a pipe aboard a simulated ship, dubbed the USS Battle Problem, used for damage control training at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Hose teams move in to make certain that a helicopter fire is extinguished during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Hose teams battle a helicopter fire during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A student works with a sonar screen at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Hose teams battle a helicopter fire during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students practice micro miniature repair at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A graphic artist works on a lettering machine in the dupe and reproduction shop at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students practice using oxygen breathing apparatus during a drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

An instructor reviews strategy with team leaders during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students practice using oxygen breathing apparatus during a drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students disassemble a mine at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Instructors observe as a student fights a fire during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Hose teams battle a helicopter fire during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students repair a pipe aboard a simulated ship, dubbed the USS Battle Problem, used for damage control training at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Water gushes from a compartment as a repair party prepares to enter aboard a simulated ship, dubbed the USS Battle Problem, used for damage control training at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Hose teams move in to make certain that a helicopter fire is extinguished during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students disassemble a mine at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Students attend a lecture at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Hose teams battle a helicopter fire during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A student disassembles a Mark 67 mine at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A close-up view of a simulated ship, dubbed the USS Battle Problem, used for damage control training at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Hose teams move in to make certain that a helicopter fire is extinguished during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

An exterior view of Donald B. Bearry Hall at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

Hose teams battle a helicopter fire during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A graphic artist works on a sign in the dupe and reproduction shop at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A close-up view of an SLQ-48 mine neutralization system vehicle used during training sessions at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

An instructor shows students how to wear protective clothing and oxygen breathing apparatus during a drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A student practices micro miniature repair at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

An instructor observes as a student fights a fire during a firefighting drill at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

An inspector examines an integrated circuit chip on a printed control board at the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center (FMWTC). The center, the only one of its kind in the Navy, trains new recruits as well as experienced Sailors in areas such as mine assembly, fire fighting, damage control, minehunter operations, computer board repair and leadership/management programs

A view of damage control shoring accomplished aboard the guided missile frigate USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) after the ship struck a mine on April 14, 1988

A sailor uses a sound-powered phone to relay a message from a fire member to damage control central during an engine room fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64)

An overhead view of crewmen performing maintenance on an SH-3H Sea King helicopter from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 5 (HS-5) on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). At left, damage control/firefighting personnel wash down a vehicle. The EISENHOWER is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

Damage control/firefighting personnel wash down two of their vehicles on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The EISENHOWER is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia Capes

Sailors are trained in damage control central aboard the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) during PACEX '89

A sailor in damage control central maps repair work orders against a deck diagram on the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) during PACEX '89

Lieutenant Steve Weingart, the damage control assistant aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), coordinates damage control efforts from damage control central during a general quarters drill. The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

A petty officer plots the location of reported damage on a cutaway diagram of the ship in damage control central during a general quarters drill aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

Lieutenant Steve Weingart, standing, the damage control assistant aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), coordinates damage control efforts from damage control central during a general quarters drill. The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

The leader of a damage control team takes down information to be passed on to damage control central as part of a drill aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) during FLEET EX '90

Lieutenant Steve Weingart, second from left, the damage control assistant aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), coordinates damage control efforts from damage control central during a general quarters drill. At left is Hull Technician 2nd Class Jim Mason, the enlisted damage control assistant. The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

Lieutenant Steve Weingart, center, the damage control assistant aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), coordinates damage control efforts from damage control central during a general quarters drill. Beside him is Hull Technician 2nd Class Jim Mason, the enlisted damage control assistant. The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

Damage control personnel man their stations in damage control central during a general quarters drill aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

Damage control personnel monitor sound-powered telephones at their stations in damage control central during a general quarters drill aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

Lieutenant Steve Weingart, second from left, the damage control assistant aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), coordinates damage control efforts from damage control central during a general quarters drill. At left is Hull Technician 2nd Class Jim Mason, the enlisted damage control assistant. The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

A petty officer plots the location of reported damage on a cutaway diagram of the ship in damage control central during a general quarters drill aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The drill is taking place during FLEET EX '90

An officer monitors the damage control console aboard the guided missile frigate USS CLARK (FFG 11)

A sailor conveys information as a petty officer makes notations on a chart in damage control central aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) duirng a general quarters drill

Damage control training in the Navy is imperative. Here a photographer used a fast shutter speed and "grabbed" the water drops to frame the students at the damage control school as they act out a scenario in a training simulator

Two recruits practice connecting a fire hose to a hydrant during damage control and fire fighting training

Water pours on a trainee as he attempts to shore up a hole to fix the leak in the USS BUTTERCUP, ship mock-up providing a realistic damage control training environment. The trainee is a member of the Marine detachment from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) and is training at the Naval Technical Training Center

A member of a Marine detachment from the aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) goes down a hatch wearing an oxygen breathing apparatus as his shipmates watch during damage control and fire fighting training aboard the USS BUTTERCUP, a ship mock-up providing realistic emergency training

Members of a Marine detachment from the aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) struggle to patch a fire main as another pipe ruptures during a damage control and fire fighting drill aboard the USS BUTTERCUP, a ship mock-up providing realistic emergency training, located at the Naval Technicial Training Center

A crewman wearing protective gear makes log entries in damage control central during a general quarters drill aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)

Students in the Damage Control "A" School of the Naval Technical Training Center, Treasure Island, extinguish a fire which was engulfing a helicopter mock-up on a simulated flight deck

Students in the Damage Control "A" School of the Naval Technical Training Center, Treasure Island, fight a fire on a simulated flight deck during a training session

A fire rages through the vents of a simulated flight deck at the Naval Technical Training Center, Treasure Island as, in the background, Damage Control "A" School students attempt to extinguish the blaze

A-4 oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA) equipped fire fighting students line up to enter a smoke-filled training blockhouse which is designed to simulate a shipboard environment. This damage control training is being conducted at Naval Fire Fighting School San Diego

Machinist Mate Third Class (MM3) Michelle McCranie (left), who just recently transferred to the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-191) receives some hands on experience in the use of a high pressure fire hose during damage control training on the main deck of the ship. She is being assisted by SEAMAN (SN) Stormi Frusetta. The ship is operating off the coast of Guam during exercise Tempo Brave '94

Boiler Mate Third Class (BT3) Turner (left), and SEAMAN (SN) Thumate receive some hands on experience in handling a fire hose during damage control training aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-191) while the ship is steaming off the coast of Guam during exercise Tempo Brave '94

New crewmember SEAMAN (SN) Stormi Frusetta (left) receives some hands on experience in the use of a high pressure fire hose line during damage control training aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-191) while the ship is steaming off the island of Guam during exercise Tempo Brave '94

An intense discussion involving the finer aspects of damage control and CBR attack training takes place between the instructor and his students in one of the many class rooms located at the Fleet Training Center Treasure Island

A view of the main damage control and fire fighting station located amidships on the island of the Italian aircraft carrier ITS GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI (C-551). The GARIBALDI is in Baltimore for a port visit and is open for tours

A damage control sailor is shown passing through the escape shuttle in the center of an X-ray hatch during a damage control and fire drill on board the guided missile cruiser USS PORT ROYAL (CG-73). The ship and her crew went to sea off Hawaii and are performing numerous fire drills in preparation for next month's operational propulsion plant exam (OPPE)

A damage control petty officer straps a "wounded" sailor down in sick bay during a damage control and fire fighting drill on board the guided missile cruiser USS PORT ROYAL (CG-73). The ship and her crew went to sea off Hawaii and are performing numerous fire drills in preparation for next month's operational propulsion plant exam (OPPE)

US Navy Electricians Mate Second Class Ken Knights performs periodic maintenance on a Model A-4 Oxygen Breathing Apparatus (OBA), used during damage control and fire fighting operations. PO2 Knights is assigned to the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington is commanded by US Navy Captain Malcolm P. Branch, and is operating in the Adriatic sea, in support of the NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR), under operation DECISIVE ENDEAVOR

Crewmembers are shown at their battle stations in damage control central on board the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) during a biological warfare training exercise as part of Mediterranean deployment 92. They are wearing oxygen breathing apparatus (OBAs)

Submariners at the Groton Sub Base struggle to isolate a major leak in the training simulator to keep sharp on their damage control training

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