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German troops in Finland. Boarding ship at home port. May 1918

German troops in Finland. Boarding ship at home port. May 1918

German troops in Finland. Loading horses on ship at the home port. May 1918

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC 11), assigned to the replenishment oiler USS ROANOKE (AOR 7), delivers supplies aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port at Naval Air Station Alameda, California after an Indian Ocean deployment

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11), assigned to the replenishment oiler USS ROANOKE (AOR 7), background), delivers cargo to the deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). On the left is an E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft. The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port at Naval Air Station Alameda, California

Crewmembers of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) guide a forklift into position to move newly arrived supplies from the replenishment oiler USS ROANOKE (AOR 7). The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port at Naval Air Station Alameda, California after an Indian Ocean deployment. A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) can be seen in the background delivering supplies

Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) move supplies on the flight deck during vertical replenishment operations with the replenishment oiler USS ROANOKE (AOR 7). The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port at Naval Air Station Alameda, California after an Indian Ocean deployment

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter delivers supplies to the deck of aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). On the left is an A-7E Corsair II light attack aircraft. The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port at Naval Air Station Alameda, California after an Indian Ocean deployment

An aerial stern view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) returning to home port in Norfolk, Virginia, following the May 26 aircraft crash on her flight deck. The crash, which occurred during the night landing of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to the carrier, killed 14 crewmen, injured 45 others, and damaged several parked aircraft

Low angle bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) returning to home port in Norfolk, Virginia, following the May 26 aircraft crash on her flight deck. The crash, which occurred during the night landing of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to the carrier, killed 14 crewmen, injured 45 others, and damaged several parked aircraft

High angle port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) returning to home port in Norfolk, Virginia, following the May 26 aircraft crash on her flight deck. The crash, which occurred during the night landing of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to the carrier, killed 14 crewmen, injured 45 others, and damaged several parked aircraft

Low angle starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) returning to home port in Norfolk, Virginia, following the May 26 aircraft crash on her flight deck. The crash, which occurred during the night landing of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to the carrier, killed 14 crewmen, injured 45 others, and damaged several parked aircraft

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) returning to home port in Norfolk, VA., following the May 26th aircraft crash on its flight deck. The crash, which occurred during the night landing of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to the carrier, killed 14 crewmen, injured 45 others and damaged several parked aircraft

High angle port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) returning to home port in Norfolk, Virginia, following the May 26 aircraft crash on her flight deck. The crash, which occurred during the night landing of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to the carrier, killed 14 crewmen, injured 45 others, and damaged several parked aircraft

Low angle port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) returning to home port in Norfolk, Virginia, following the May 26 aircraft crash on her flight deck. The crash, which occurred during the night landing of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to the carrier, killed 14 crewmen, injured 45 others, and damaged several parked aircraft

Crew members man the rails of the Mars-class combat store ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7) as it leaves Alameda, California, for its new home port in Guam

A starboard bow view of the guided missile frigate USS CLARK (FFG-11) underway. The ship is returning to her home port of Mayport, Fla., following a three-week Caribbean cruise

A wave breaks over the bow of the tank landing ship USS RACINE (LST-1191) during a storm at sea. The RACINE is providing escort service to the patrol combatant missile (hydrofoils) USS GEMINI (PHM-6) and USS HERCULES (PHM-2), en route to their new home port at Key West, Fla

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....A crew member from the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) is reunited with his family upon the ship's return to home port following an explosion in its No. 2 16-inch gun turret which killed 47 crew members on April 19th. The explosion occurred as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

The large harbor tug USS ACCONAC (YTB-812) nudges the starboard bow of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) during docking operations. The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) approaching the pier. The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment. The city of San Francisco is in the background

A port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) underway. The carrier is returning to its home port of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment

Crewmen aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) man the rails as the ship returns to its home port, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment

Crewmen line the rails on the island of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43). The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment

Crewmen aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) man the rails as the ship returns to its home port, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment

Crewmen aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) man the rails as the ship returns to its home port, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment. (Substandard image)

A port view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as the crewmen spell out "San Francisco's own" on the flight deck. The carrier is returning to its home port of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment

A starboard view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) underway. The carrier is returning to its home port of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment

A port view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) underway. The carrier is returning to its home port of Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) approaching the pier. The CORAL SEA is returning to its home port after a Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment. The city of San Francisco is in the background

A high angle vertical view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) en route to North Island, San Diego. The ENTERPRISE's home port is San Francisco

Captain Eguene Bailey, Commanding Officer of the tank landing ship USS RACINE (LST 1191), shouts instructions to personnel on a lower deck. The RACINE is serving as an escort to the patrol combatant missile (hydrofoils) USS GEMINI (PHM 6) and USS HERCULES (PHM 2), enroute to their new home port at Key West, Florida

Crewmen aboard the patrol combatant missile (hydrofoil) USS HERCULES (PHM 2) handle lines during underway replenishment operations with the tank landing ship USS RACINE (LST 1191). The RACINE is escorting the HERCULES to their new home port at Key West, Florida

Starboard quarter view of the tank landing ship USS RACINE (LST 1191), along with the patrol combatant missile (hydrofoils) USS GEMINI (PHM 6) and USS HERCULES (PHM 2), anchored in the harbor. The hydrofoils, escorted by the RACINE, are enroute to their new home port at Key West, Florida

An elevated view of the tank landing ship USS RACINE (LST 1191), left, and the patrol combatant missile (hydrofoils) USS GEMINI (PHM 6), center, and USS HERCULES (PHM 2) anchored during a port visit. The hydrofoils are being escorted to their new home port at Key West, Florida, by the RACINE

Located at Bremerton, Washington. Bow view of the patrol combatant missile (hydrofoils) USS HERCULES (PHM 2) (right) and USS GEMINI (PHM 6) anchored next to the tank landing ship USS RACINE (LST 1191) as preparations are made to get underway. The RACINE is escorting the hydrofoils to their new home port at Key West, Florida

Night view of a set of locks, as seen by the approaching patrol combatant missile (hydrofoils) USS GEMINI (PHM 6) and USS HERCULES (PHM 2) and tank landing ship USS RACINE (LST 1191). The RACINE is escorting the hydrofoils to their new home port at Key West, Florida

A port side view of the bridge of the ocean minesweeper USS FIDELITY (MSO 443), as crew members prepare it for the return voyage back to its home port at Little Creek, Va. The ship is moored at Pier Three at the Washington Navy Yard

A port side view of the forward section of the ocean minesweeper USS FIDELITY (MSO 443), as crew members prepare it for the return voyage back to its home port at Little Creek, Va. The ship is moored at Pier Three at the Washington Navy Yard

A port side view of the bridge of the ocean minesweeper USS FIDELITY (MSO 443), as crew members prepare it for the return voyage back to its home port at Little Creek, Va. The ship is moored at Pier Three at the Washington Navy Yard

A port side view of the forward section of the ocean minesweeper USS FIDELITY (MSO 443), as crew members prepare it for the return voyage back to its home port at Little Creek, Va. The ship is moored at Pier Three at the Washington Navy Yard

A fireboat spouts fountains of water during the homecoming of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The ship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

A woman wears a "Welcome Home Big J" button and holds a miniature American flag during the homecoming of the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

A sailor walks arm-in-arm with a loved one upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

A sailor aboard the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) looks out over the crowd gathered on the dock during the battleship's homecoming. The NEW JERSEY has just returned to home port after 11 months at sea. A portion of the amphibious assault ship USS PELELIU (LHA 5) is visible in the background

A sailor gets a welcome home kiss upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders perform during the homecoming of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62). The ship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

Disneyland characters cross the brow of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) to greet members of the crew. The ship has just returned to home port after 11 months at sea

A large crowd of relatives and friends welcomes the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) and its crew back to home port after 11 months at sea. A banner in the background expresses thanks and appreciation for the ship's crew

A chief petty officer greets his family upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

Joy and Pat Higginbotham prepare a banner to greet Lieutenant Junior Grade Eric Massa upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). A portion of the amphibious assault ship USS PELELIU (LHA 5) can be seen in the background

Family members and friends wait on the dock to greet the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) and its crew. The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

A banner expresses appreciation for Navy and Marine Corps personnel returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

A man reaches his arms out in a greeting as the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) returns to home port after 11 months at sea

Pat Thomas, wife of Fireman (FN) Jonathan Thomas, holds up a sign welcoming her husband back to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). A portion of the amphibious assault ship USS PELELIU (LHA 5) can be seen in the background

A fire control technician 2nd class (FT2) greets a loved one upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

A sailor greets loved ones upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

CHIEF Aviation Structural Mechanic S (Structures) (AMSC) Ricardo Garza hugs his son upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

Electrician's Mate 2nd Class (EM2) Brian Pickett hugs his wife, Monnie, upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

The wife and a son of Captain Mike Hicks, Marine Detachment, wait to greet him upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). Mrs. Hicks, like her husband is a captain in the Marine Corps

Marty Webb holds up a hastily corrected welcome home banner for GUNNER's Mate G (Guns) 3rd Class (GMG3) Joseph G. Unger, a crew member aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

The wife and sons of Captain Mike Hicks, Marine Detachment, wait to greet him upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). Mrs. Hicks, like her husband is a captain in the Marine Corps

Crew members man the rails as the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) returns to home port after 11 months at sea

A close-up of a sweatshirt and a "Welccome Back Big J" button worn by a child waiting to greet his father. The battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

Family members and friends wave to crew members aboard the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) as the battleship approaches the dock. The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

A woman holds "Welcome Back Big J" balloons while waiting for the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) to be docked at the pier. The NEW JERSEY is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

Balloons and banners welcome the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) back to home port after 11 months at sea

CHIEF Boilerman Technician (BTC) Beach's wife, Bonita, waves to her husband upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

Some USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) crew members line up to go ashore while others greet loved ones on the ship's deck. The battleship has just returned to home port after 11 months at sea

Crewmen man the rails and stand atop the forward 16-inch gun turret as the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) returns to home port after 11 months at sea. A fireboat welcomes the ship with fountains of water while the Fuji Film Corporation blimp passes overhead

A SEAMAN Apprentice receives a welcome home hug from his daughter upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

A crowd of relatives and friends display signs and balloons welcoming the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) and its crew back to home port. The battleship is returning from 11 months at sea

Crew members and visitors greet each other under the 16-inch guns at the stern of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The battleship has just returned to home port after 11 months at sea

Crew members carry their gear off the dock upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

A cluster of "Welcome Back Big J" balloons that will be released when the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) returns to home port after 11 months at sea

Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (PH3) Wes Corliss records synch sound as PH1 Ed Jennings, motion picture crew director, conducts a film interview with children of the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) crew members. The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

The wife and sons of Captain Mike Hicks, Marine Detachment, wait to greet him upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). Mrs. Hicks, like her husband is a captain in the Marine Corps

A sailor receives a welcome home kiss upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

Teresa Mason and Michelle Wright hold up a sign welcoming the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) back to home port after 11 months at sea. Teresa's husband, Boilerman Technician 3rd Class (BT3) Kevin Mason, is a crewman aboard the NEW JERSEY. A portion of the amphibious assault ship USS PELELIU (LHA 5) can be seen in the background

The Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders perform during the homecoming of the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

Monica Wilson, waves to GUNNER's Mate SEAMAN (GMSN) Vincent Roberson upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

Crew members man the rails of the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) as tugs maneuver the battleship towards the dock. The NEW JERSEY is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

Seated under a "Welcome Back Big J" banner, the Magnolia High School Band performs at the homecoming of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

A large crowd waits to go aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) upon the ship's return to home port after 11 months at sea. A banner hanging in front of the amphibious assault ship USS PELELIU (LHA 5) proclaims, "We Love Big J."

Three fatigue-clad boys hold up a sign announcing, "The Beef Is Back-Welcome Home Big J" during the homecoming of the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). Their father, Captain Mike Hicks, Marine Detachment, is returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship

A large crowd of relatives and friends welcomes the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) and its crew back to home port after 11 months at sea. A banner in the background expresses thanks and appreciation for the ship's crew

Electrician's Mate 2nd Class (EM2) Brian Pickett hugs his wife, Monnie, upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

A sailor puts his arms around loved ones upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

Crew members man the rails and stand a top a 16-inch gun turret as the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) returns to home port after 11 months at sea

A group of spectators watches as the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) returns to home port after 11 months at sea. Overhead, an airplane tows a banner proclaiming, "The Battleship Is Back."

Crew members stand under the 16-inch guns as the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) approaches the dock. The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

With banners waving, a crowd welcomes the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) back to home port after 11 months at sea

A television reporter interviews Brigadier General Robert Milligan, US Marine Corps, during the homecoming of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The ship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea. Brigadier General Milligan is the older brother of Captain Richard D. Milligan, commanding officer of the NEW JERSEY

Relatives and friends of crew members watch as the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) returns to home port after 11 months at sea

A large welcoming crowd gathers at the dock during the homecoming for the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The battleship has just returned to home port after 11 months at sea

Crew members and their loved ones greet each other on the deck of the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). The battleship has just returned to home port after 11 months at sea

A sailor receives a welcome home hug upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)

Crew members disembark from the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) upon returning to home port after 11 months at sea

Fireboats spray fountains of water into the air as they escort the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) to the dock. The battleship is returning to home port after 11 months at sea

A sailor receives a welcome home hug upon his return to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62)