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Joseph and Edith Susnir and RADM Stanley J. Anderson, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, prepare to cut the ribbon during ceremonies to mark the opening of the shoreside visitors center for the new USS ARIZONA Memorial Museum

Photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (H.R. 6127) in His Office at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island

Photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (H.R. 6127) in His Office at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island

Photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus and Arkansas Congressman Brooks Hays at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island, following a Two Hour Conference on the Little Rock School Integration Controversy

Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus Besieged by Newsmen following His Two Hour Conference with President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island

An aerial view, which includes part of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, left, part of the city of Olongapo and the bridge that is built over the canal to join the two communities

An aerial view which includes part of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, the city of Olongapo, bottom right, and the bridge that is built over the canal to join the two communities

An aerial view of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, right, and, on the other side of the canal, the city of Olongapo

A view of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, with the city of Olongapo in the background. The ships docked at the pier in the foreground are, from right: the oiler USNS HASSAYAMPA (T-AO-145), the guided missile cruiser USS STERETT (CG-31), the guided missile destroyer USS HENRY B. WILSON (DDG-7) and the guided missile cruiser WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (CG-32)

An aerial view of the city of Olongapo with the bridge leading to the U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, which is partially visible at bottom right

An aerial view which includes part of the U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, left and foreground, part of the city of Olongapo and also the bridge that is built over the canal to join the two communities

An aerial view of the city of Olongapo. The bridge that leads to the Naval Base, Subic Bay, is visible at bottom right

RDML James D. Williams, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, Wash., speaks during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS ANTRIM (FFG-20)

Vice Adm. J.W. Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and surgeon general of the Navy, speaks during the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center. Seated behind him are (L-R): Rear Adm. Eustine P. Rucci, commanding officer, Naval Regional Medical Center; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center

Guests attending the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center are (L-R): CAPT. W. Begg, Chaplain Corps; former Secretary of the Navy E. Hidalgo; Vice Adm. J.W. Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and surgery and surgeon general of the Navy; Rear Adm. Garrick, U.S. Naval Reserve (Reg.), deputy counselor to the president and representing the secretary of the Navy; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center

Former Secretary of the Navy Edward Hidalgo speaks during the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center. Seated behind him are (L-R): Vice Adm. J. William Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and surgeon general of the Navy; Rear Adm. Eustine P. Rucci, commanding officer, Naval Regional Medical Center; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center

Vice Adm. J.W. Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and surgeon general of the Navy, speaks during the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center. Seated behind him are (L-R): Rear Adm. Eustine P. Rucci, commanding officer, Naval Regional Medical Center; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center.

Vice Adm. J.W. Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and surgeon general of the Navy, speaks during the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center. Seated behind him are (L-R): Rear Adm. Eustine P. Rucci, commanding officer, Naval Regional Medical Center; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center

Guests on the speakers platform pay honor to the flag during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19). The guests are: Rear Admiral P. T. Gillcrist (at the podium), commander, Naval Base, San Diego; (left to right) Captain D. Kalb, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair; L. Thorell, vice president and general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyards; Congressman Dan Lungren (R-California), and Captain E. Russell, commander, Destroyer Squadron Nine

Commander Alan W. Swinger, prospective commanding officer, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19). Seated behind him (far left) is Rear Admiral Paul T. Gillerist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego, California, and Len Thorell, (far right) Vice President and General Manager of Todd Pacific Shipyards

Congressman Dan Lungren (R-California) speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19). Seated behind him, third from left, is Rear Admiral Paul T. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego, California

RADM Stanley J. Anderson, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, stands with Edith Susnir, an honored guest, during a memorial service aboard the USS ARIZONA Memorial commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Commander (CDR James W. Orvis, commanding officer, presents a ribbon to a crewman during the commissioning of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37). Seated left, is Commodore (CMDR) Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle

Distinguished guests are seated on the speakers platform during the commissioning of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37). Commodore (CMDR) Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, is seated third from right

Commodore (CDMR) Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, and his wife are escorted to their seats by Commander (CDR) James W. Orvis, commanding officer, prior to the start of the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37)

Commodore (CDMR) Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37)

Commodore E. Inman Carmichael, Commander, Naval Base, San Diego, California, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS JARRETT (FFG 33)

A Soviet merchant ship transits the lower part of Guantanamo Bay (location of the US Naval Base) while heading to Cuban ports in the upper bay

Commodore Theodore E. Lewin, Commander, Naval Base, Seattle, Washington, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40)

(Left to right) Commodore Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Mrs. William David Halyburton, sponsor; Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, deputy commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; Commander Robert K. Peters, commanding officer, USS HALYBURTON;and John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corps. (second from right), attend the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40)

An aerial view of Naval Base, San Diego, California

An aerial view of Naval Base, San Diego, California

An aerial view of Naval Base, San Diego

Dependents stand on the pier waiting to board the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) for a six-hour cruise to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia

Dependents aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) for the family cruise between Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, and Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia

Crewmen aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) fill balloons for dependent children during a cruise from Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia

A seaman aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) uses binoculars to check visibility during a dependen'ts cruise between Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, and Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. He is using a sound-powered telephone to relay information to the pilot house

Dependents talk to a Marine aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) during a cruise from Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. He is explaining the function of nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective gear

Dependents talk to a Marine aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) during a cruise from Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Weapons visible on the deck are M14 and M16A1 rifles, foreground, a 12-gauge shotgun and an M60 machine gun

Crewmen stand along a rail aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61). The IOWA is on a family cruise between Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, and Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia

(Left to Right) Rear Admiral George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet; Rear Admiral Laverne S. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, and Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet, salute the flag during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG 52)

CAPT. Joseph F. Brennan addresses guests at the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG-52). Other dignitaries attending are, from the left: Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance Jr, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force; Jack Yusen, " SAMUEL B. ROBERTS" Survivors Association; and Sponsor Goldie Carr Bensilhe

Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic fleet, addresses guests at the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG-52). Standing to his left are: John T. Gilbride Jr., Todd Seattle; Jack Yusen, SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DD-413) Survivors Association; Goldier Carr Bensilhe, sponsor; Capt. Joseph F. Brennan, chaplain, Naval Base, Seattle; and Cmdr. Robert J. Horne, commanding officer

Officers salute during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG 52). (Left to right) Rear Admiral G. Davis Jr., commander Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet; Rear Admiral Laverne Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Commodore D. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet; J. Gilbride Jr., Mr. J. Yusen, Mrs. G. Carr Bensilhe, sponsor; Captain J. Brennan, Chaplain Corps, Naval Base, Seattle, and Commander Robert J. Horne, commanding officer, USS CARR

(Left to right) Mr. Jack Yusen of the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DE 413) Survivors Association; Mrs. Goldie Carr Bensilhe, sponsor; and Captain Joseph F. Brennan, Chaplain Corps, Naval Base, Seattle, are seated on the speakers platform during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG 52) at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp

CMDR. Robert J. Horne, commanding officer of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG-52), addresses guests during the ship's commissioning. Seated in the background are, from the left: Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance Jr., commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force; Mr. John T. Gilbride Jr., Todd Seattle and Capt. Joseph F. Brennan, chaplain, Naval Base, Seattle

Rear Admiral Laverne S. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG 52) at the Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp

Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance Jr., commander, Naval Base, Seattle, addresses guests at the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG-52). Other dignitaries attending are, from the left: Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force; John T. Gilbride Jr., Todd Seattle; Jack Yusen, "SAMUEL B. ROBERTS" Survivors Association; Sponsor Goldie Carr Bensilhe; Capt. J. F. Brennan, chaplain, Naval Base, Seattle; and Cmdr. R. J. Horne, commanding officer

Attending the launching of the USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) are (left to right): Rear Admiral (RDML) John J. Higginson, commanding officer, Amphibious Group Three; Rear Admiral (RADM) L. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Major General (MGEN) Anothy Lukeman, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego; and Rear Admiral (RDML) Harry K. Fiske, Naval Sea Systems Command

A Marine Corps color guard from the 4th Landing Support Battalion, Naval Base, Seattle, parades the colors during the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

Attending the launching of the USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) are (left to right): Commander (CDR) W. Cassedy, resident manager, dock landing ship program; CDR R. Matsushima, director of contracts; Captain (CAPT) W. McCann Jr., Naval Sea Systems Command; Rep H. Bentley, D-Maryland; Rear Admiral (RADM) L. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Major General (MGEN) A.K. Lukeman, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego; Rear Admiral (RDML) H.K. Fiske, Naval Sea Systems Command; Rear Admiral (RDML) J.J. Higginson, commanding officer, Amphibious Group Three

CMDR. Richard P. Beck, command chaplain, Naval Base, Seattle, delivers the benediction during the launching of the dock landing ship FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) at the Lockheed shipyard

RADM Laverne S. Severance, Commander, Naval Base, Seattle, salutes as he approaches the speakers platform for the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42)

Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42)

Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) (Laverne S. Severance, commanding officer, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) at the Lockheed shipyard

Attending the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) at the Lockheed shipyard are (left to right): Rear Admiral Laverne S. Severance Jr., commander, Naval Base, Seattle; General (GEN) Paul X. Kelley, commandant of the Marine Corps; and Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) John J. Higginson, commander, Amphibious Group Three

Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42)

Rear Admiral Laverne S. Severance Jr., commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) at the Lockheed shipyard. Sitting in the background are (left to right): General (GEN) Paul X. Kelley, commandant of the Marine Corps; Rear Admiral (RDML) John J. Higginson, commander, Amphibious Group Three, and other distinguished guests

Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42)

Guests seated in the well deck of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42) listen as Rear Adm. Lavern S. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, deliveres an address during the ship's commissioning

CMDR. Richard P. Beck, command chaplain, Naval base, Seattle, is piped aboard the speakers platform during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42) at the Lockheed shipyard

Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) (Laverne S. Severance, commanding officer, Naval Base, Seattle, is piped aboard the speakers platform during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) at the Lockheed shipyard

Vice Admiral (VADM) Kendall E. Moranville, commander, Third Fleet, talks with Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half Robert L. Toney, commander, Service Group One and Naval Base, San Francisco, during a change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John R. Batzler, commander, Carrier Group Three, is being relieved of duty by RDML (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert L. Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, speaks with reporters during a press conference aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship has just arrived in San Francisco to be recommissioning

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, speaks with reporters during a press conference aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship has just arrived in San Francisco to be recommissioned

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, speaks with reporters during a press conference aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship has just arrived in San Francisco to be recommissioned

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, thanks the San Francisco Navy Band for their participation in the recommissioning of the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63)

Mayor Dianne Feinstein applauds during a post-recommissioning ceremony the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). On the left is Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert L. Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert L. Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, speaks with reporters during a press conference aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship has just arrived in San Francisco to be recommissioned

Mayor Dianne Feinstein speaks during post-recommissioning ceremonies for the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). To the left stands Rear Admiral Robert Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco

Captain (CAPT) J. Graham, USN, Chaplain, Captain (CAPT) Philip Grasser, supervisor of shipbuilding, Seattle; and Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, listen to a speaker during the commissioning of the dock ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Distinguished guests and crew members look over the commissioning cake for the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43). They are, left to right, front row: Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, ship's commanding officer; MASTER CHIEF Boatswain's Mate Jesse J. Holloway, command master chief; top row, Chaplain (Captain (CAPT)) Jack D. Graham, CAPT Phillip F. Grasser, supervisor of shipbuilding, Seattle, Washington; Rear Admiral (RADM) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, Washington

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, salutes during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Representative Helen D. Bentley, Republican-Maryland, ship's sponsor, speaks during the commissioning of the dock ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43). Distinguished guests seated on the speakers platform are, left to right: Captain (CAPT) J. Graham, USN, Chaplain, CAPT P. Grasser, Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) J.P. Reason, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; P.A. Schneider, Naval Sea Systems Command; Major General (MGEN) C.E. Mundy Jr., US Marine Corps (USMC); Retired Colonel (COL) E.E. Shoults, USMC; J.R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co.; Commander (CDR) G.S. Rhodes, commanding officer, USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

A bow view of the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) arriving in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A close-up view of an M2.50-caliber machine gun mounted on the deck of the mine countereasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1). The AVENGER is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s. The vessel is assigned to Mine Squadron 2 and has just arrived at its home port, Naval Base, Charleston

The mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) arrives in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A view of the stern of the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) arriving in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A port bow view of the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) arriving in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

Crew members of the mine countereasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) stand on the bridge as the ship arrives in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A starboard bow view of the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) moored to the dock at its home port at its home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A view of the Mine Neutralization System (MNS) vehicle which is cable-controlled by the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1). The submersible vehicle is on board the AVENGER as the vessel arrives in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A starboard quarter view of the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) arriving in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A crew member secures the gangplank for family members to board the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) as the vessel arrives in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

Crew members secure the gangplank for family members to board the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) as the vessel arrives in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A starboard quarter view of the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1) arriving in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

An overhead view of the Mine Neutralization System (MNS) vehicle which is cable-controlled by the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1). The submersible vehicle is on board the AVENGER as the vessel arrives in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A close-up view showing the cable cutters and a small explosive device on the front section of the Mine Neutralization System (MNS) vehicle which is cable-controlled by the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1). The submersible vehicle is on board the AVENGER as the vessel arrives in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A view of the Mine Neutralization System (MNS) vehicle which is cable-controlled by the mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER (MCM 1). The submersible vehicle is on board the AVENGER as the vessel arrives in home port at Naval Base, Charleston. The AVENGER, assigned to Mine Squadron 2, is the first of eight ships currently being built by the Navy to replace the older open ocean minesweepers (MSOs) constructed in the 1950s

A Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flies past part of Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Skyhawk is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Mark 20 cluster bombs

An air-to-air right side view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flying over part of Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The aircraft is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Mark 20 cluster bombs

An air-to-air right side view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flying over Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Skyhawk is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Mark 20 cluster bombs

An air-to-air right side view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flying over part of Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The aircraft is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Mark 20 cluster bombs

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) George W. Davis VI, commander, Submarine Group 9 and Naval Base, Seattle speaks at the welcoming ceremony for the nuclear powered strategic missile submarine USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731) following the vessel's return to port after completing the 100th Trident ballistic missile submarine patrol

H. Lawrence Garrett III, undersecretary of the Navy, Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) George W. Davis VI, commander, Submarine Group 9 and Naval Base, Seattle and other Naval officers salute the American flag during the welcoming ceremony for the nuclear powered strategic missile submarine USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731) following the vessel's return to port after completing the 100th Trident ballistic missile submarine patrol

The Soviet navy Moma class intelligence collector SSV 472 passes the entrance to the Pearl Harbor channel as a US Air Force E-3A Sentry aircraft comes in for a landing at Hickam Air Force Base. At left, the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS SAM HOUSTON (SSN 609) heads for Naval Base, Pearl Harbor

Vietnamese refugees line the rail as the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006) arrives in port at Naval Base, Subic Bay. The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, is transporting 109 Vietnamese refugees to Naval Base, Subic Bay, following their recovery from a disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Philippine naval medical personnel prepare to examine some of the 109 Vietnamese refugees brought to Naval Base, Subic Bay by the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT 2006). The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, rescued the refugees from their disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th

A Vietnamese refugee mother poses for a photograph with her children aboard the petroleum tanker OVERSEAS VIVIAN (T-AOT-2006) as the ship arrives in port at Naval Base, Subic Bay. The commercial tanker, which is operating under a charter with the Navy's Military Sealift Command, is transporting 109 Vietnamese refugees to Naval Base, Subic Bay, following their recovery from a disabled boat in the South China Sea on April 20th. Exact Date Shot Unknown