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An aerial port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway off the coast of San Diego

Port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDG-16) underway

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8) underway

Firefighters aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG-5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during night operations

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) while fighting a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975 in the Ionion Sea

Firefighters aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG-5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26). The Belknap was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during night operations

Firefighters aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations

Firefighters aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) while fighting a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

An aerial port view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway

An elevated starboard view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway off the coast of southern California

An elevated starboard view of the guided missile destroyer USS TOWERS (DDG 9) underway off the coast of southern California

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS HOEL (DDG 13) underway near San Diego, California

An aerial starboard quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS HALSEY (CG 23) anchored off the coast of Southern California. The guided missile destroyer USS DECATUR (DDG 31) is visible in the background

An aerial port bow silhouette of the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG-5) underway

A stern view of the guided missile destroyer USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22) underway

A starboard view of the guided missile destroyer USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22) underway

A port bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), an unidentified auxiliary ship, guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A port quarter view of a Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate observing Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon. The ships are, left to right: the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6) and the frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059)

A bow view of aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG-23) and the frigate USS W. S. SIMS (FF-1059) operating with Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon

A starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

F-14A Tomcat and other aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The frigate USS W. S. SIMS (FF-1059) and the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG-23) are in the background

Escorts follow the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during operations with Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon. They are the frigate USS W. S. SIMS (FF-1059) and the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG-23)

Crewmen in the pilot house of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) perform assigned duties during exercise Unitas XX

A hose connection is attached to a highline between the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) and the Brazilian tanker Marajo (G-27) for refueling during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen from the engineering division prepare to string lights as the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) pulls into port during exercise Unitas XX

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36) SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter is refueled in flight as a crewman guides it from the flight deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), during exercise Unitas XX

A crewman from the engineering division rigs lights as the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) pulls into port during exercise Unitas XX

A starboard bow view of the guided missile frigate USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

An electrician's mate aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) works on the ship's service generators during exercise Unitas XX

A front view of the Mark 10 missile launcher aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) as the ship gets underway for exercise Unitas XX

A starboard quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

RADM John Ekelund, commander of exercise Unitas XX, talks with local VIPs in the pilot house of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45)

Officers and crewmen stand watch in the pilot house of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

An SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter undergoes in-flight refueling while hovering over aft deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

A port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

A starboard beam view of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen on board the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) load rounds in preparation for the firing of a 21-gun salute during exercise Unitas XX

A crewman aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) prepares for the firing of a rifle designed to throw lines from one ship to another during exercise Unitas XX

A Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16) P-3 Orion aircraft flies over the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during Phase 0 of exercise Unitas XX

A starboard quarter view of the Unitas XX ships after their arrival in port during the exercise. From left to right, the frigates USS TRIPPE (FF-1075), USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089) and the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45)

A distant view of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) as a crewman looks out from the deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

A crane prepares to release a load of supplies onto the deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

A front view of the superstructure of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

A port quarter view of a Chilean tanker, as seen from the deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), as underway refueling operations take place during Exercise Unitas XX

A port bow view of a Chilean tanker, as seen from the deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), as underway refueling operations take place during exercise Unitas XX

A crewman handles a line aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

One of the six 12.75-inch torpedoes from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) is recovered by crewmen with the help of a pulley during exercise Unitas XX

An aerial port beam view of exercise Unitas XX task force underway. From left to right are the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), the frigates USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) and USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089)

An aerial port bow view of exercise Unitas XX task force underway. From left to right are the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), the frigates USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) and USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089)

Crewmen participating in exercise Unitas XX load supplies on board the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45)

A port beam view of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) participate in highlining operations during exercise Unitas XX

An aerial starboard bow view of exercise Unitas XX task force underway. From left to right are the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), the frigates USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) and USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089)

One of the six 12.75-inch torpedo tubes on board the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), just after firing a torpedo during exercise Unitas XX

An SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter hovers above the aft deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) to refuel during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

RADM John Ekelund, commander of exercise Unitas XX, escorts local VIPs on a tour of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45)

A hose extends between a Peruvian replenishment ship and the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during underway refueling operations. The ships are participating in Exercise Unitas XX

A crewman handles a line aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen participating in exercise Unitas XX load supplies on board the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45)

An aerial bow view of exercise Unitas XX task force underway. From left to right are the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), the frigates USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) and USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089)

Locals greet crewmen from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) upon its arrival in port during exercise Unitas XX

A crewman from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) plays a clown for a group of orphans at a party in their honor aboard the ship

An officer and crewman on board the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) sort through rounds in preparation for a 21-gun salute during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) welcome a group of orphans aboard the ship for a tour and a party in their honor

A hose connection on the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) for refueling from a Brazilian replenishment ship during exercise Unitas XX

A hose extends between a Peruvian replenishment ship and the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during underway refueling operations. The ships are participating in exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen handle lines aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

Locals tour the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) after its arrival in port during exercise Unitas XX. Note the Terrier/Standard-ER SAM missiles on the twin Mark 10 Mod 0 launcher

A starboard view of the eight-tube Mark 16 ASROC launcher aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during Phase 0 of exercise Unitas XX

Highlining operations take place between the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) and the Brazilian destroyer Mariz E. Barros (D-26) during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) participate in highlining operations during exercise Unitas XX

A view of the harbor as the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) enters during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) man a line, connected to a hose, during refueling operations with a Peruvian replenishment ship. The ships are participating in exercise Unitas XX

A port view of the 5-inch .54-caliber, dual-purpose, Mark 42 gun aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during Phase 0 of exercise Unitas XX

A signalman aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) checks flags during exercise Unitas XX

A bow view of the ships involved in exercise Unitas XX. From left to right, the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), the frigates USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089) and USS TRIPPE (FF-1075)

An SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter hovers above the aft deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) while refueling during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

A bow view of the destroyer USS CARON (DD-970) as an RIM-2 Terrier surface-to-air missile is fired from the guided-missile destroyer USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37) underway behind the CARON

A target flag is released from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during Phase 0 of exercise Unitas XX

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36) SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter is refueled in flight as a crewman guides it from the flight deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), during exercise Unitas XX

A Mark 42 5-inch/54 caliber gun is fired from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) control the tension on the fuel hose between their ship and a Chilean tanker, as underway refueling operations take place during exercise Unitas XX

A hose connection is attached to a highline between the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) and the Brazilian tanker Marajo (G-27) for refueling during exercise Unitas XX

A crewman is transferred from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) to the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1089), by highline, during exercise Unitas XX

An officer aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) stands by as replenishment operations take place between his ship and a Peruvian replenishment ship while docked in port

A view of the pier and the frigate USS JESSE L. BROWN (FF-1089), as seen from the deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), just before docking during exercise Unitas XX

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) underway

Crewmen participating in exercise Unitas XX load supplies on board the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45)

Crewmen aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) fire a 21-gun salute during exercise Unitas XX

A view of the pier from the deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), just before docking during exercise Unitas XX

Crewmen aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) man a line, connected to a hose, during refueling operations with a Peruvian replenishment ship. The ships are participating in exercise Unitas XX

Officers and crewmen get ready to go ashore from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) as it arrives in port during exercise Unitas XX

A port quarter view of a Chilean tanker, as seen from the deck of the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45), as underway refueling operations take place during exercise Unitas XX

RADM John Ekelund, exercise Unitas XX commander, stands on the pier prior to boarding the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) as the exercise gets underway

Crewmen aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) stand along the rail as the ship passes through the canal. The ship is participating in exercise Unitas XX

A crewman is transferred from the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) to the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1089), by highline, during exercise Unitas XX

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