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Punjab sentry aboard a British ship in the Persian Gulf

Gemini IV Mission Image - Persian Gulf

Gemini IV Mission Image - Kuwait, Iraq, Iran

Gemini V Mission Image - Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia

AS07-06-1700 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Persian Gulf, Iran, Iraq, mouth of Tigres-Euphrates Rivers

AS07-06-1701 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Persian Gulf, Iran, coast of Kangan, Zagros Mountains

AS07-06-1699 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Persian Gulf, Kuwait, mouth of Tigres-Euphrates Rivers

AS07-05-1624 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Kuwait, Persian Gulf coast, Failaka Island

AS07-11-2002 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Iran and Persian Gulf

AS07-06-1702 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Persian Gulf, Iran, coast south of Lar, Zagros Mountains

PH2 G.L. Pixler Persian Gulf....A port beam view of the Kuwaiti super tanker Gas Prince at anchor. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

AST-12-776 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Out of Focus, Persian Gulf, Qatar

AST-14-968 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Qatar, Ras Raken, Persian Gulf, Overexposed

AST-12-779 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Out of Focus, Persian Gulf, Iran

A starboard bow view of the Iranian destroyer escort ITS FARAMARZ (DE 74), now redesignated the frigate IS SAHAND (F 74). NOTE: This vessel was sunk on 19 April 1988 by aircraft CVW 11 from the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) in retaliation for the mining of the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58) in the Persian Gulf. The vessel was hit by three Harpoon missiles and numerous cluster bomblets

A starboard quarter view of the Iranian destroyer escort ITS ROSTAM (DE-73), now redesignated the frigate IS SABALAN (F-73). NOTE: This vessel was heavily damaged on 19 April 1988 by air attack of units of CVW-11 from the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in retaliation for the mining of the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) in the Persian Gulf. The ship was reported under repair but as of 1991 has not yet been seen in service

S35-27-017 - STS-035 - Earth observations of the Persian Gulf area taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-27-016 - STS-035 - Earth observations of the Persian Gulf area taken during the STS-35 mission

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A crewman inspects a Mark 15 Phalanx 20mm close-in weapon system aboard the miscellaneous flagship USS La Salle (AGF-3). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A laundry attendant stacks linen aboard the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Andrew Marsh Persian Gulf....Adm. William J. Crowe, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, presents a medal to an officer during a ceremony held in conjunction with a press conference aboard the miscellaneous command ship USS Coronado (AGF-11). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A PB Mark III patrol boat is offloaded by crane from the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A sailor relaxes in the sun on the helicopter pad of the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A view of deck activities aboard the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....An overhead view of a Mark 68 20mm gun aboard the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A crew member ties off a line aboard a PB Mark III patrol boat. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Andrew Marsh Persian Gulf....Adm. William J. Crowe, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, presents a medal to a sailor during a ceremony held in conjunction with a press conference aboard the miscellaneous command ship USS Coronado (AGF-11). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A crewman inspects a Mark 68 20mm gun aboard the miscellaneous flagship USS La Salle (AGF-3). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Andrew Marsh Persian Gulf....Adm. William J. Crowe, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, congratulates award recipients during a ceremony held in conjunction with a press conference aboard the miscellaneous command ship USS Coronado (AGF-11). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A view of the helicopter pad atop the barge Wimbrown 7. The supertanker Salvo Ace is underway in the background. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A PBR Mark II patrol boat executes a high-speed maneuver at sunset. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....An overhead view of two PB Mark III patrol boats tied up alongside the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A barge worker welds a piece of metal aboard the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Andrew Marsh Persian Gulf....Adm. William J. Crowe, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answers questions during a press conference aboard the miscellaneous command ship USS Coronado (AGF-11). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....Marines stand by during operations aboard the dock landing ship USS Dubuque (LPD-8). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS Callaghan (DDG-994) underway. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....A port bow view of the destroyer USS O'Brien (DD-975). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....Crew members take a break aboard the miscellaneous flagship USS La Salle (AGF-3) during operations in the gulf. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A storekeeper takes inventory aboard the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A starboard view of the guided missile destroyer USS Callaghan (DDG-994) underway. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....Members of the Stinger anti-aircraft missile detachment man their stations aboard the destroyer USS O'Brien (DD-975). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....Barge workers prepare to offload a PB Mark III patrol boat from the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) SH-3G Sea King helicopter assigned to the miscellaneous flagship USS La Salle (AGF-3) lands on the helicopter pad of the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A Mark 33 twin 3-inch/50-caliber gun mount is serviced aboard the miscellaneous flagship USS La Salle (AGF-3). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 (SW) Jeff Elliott Persian Gulf....Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., talks with Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Okinawa (LPH-3) on Christmas Eve while the ship patrols the gulf. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....Rear Adm. (lower half) D. A. Dyer, commander, Destroyer Squadron 22, right, stands on the bridge of the tanker Gas Queen with another officer, center, and LT. Ash, squadron operations officer. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A view of an M-167 Vulcan 20mm anti-aircraft gun station installed on the side of the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Andrew Marsh Persian Gulf....Adm. William J. Crowe, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, congratulates award recipients during a ceremony held in conjunction with a press conference aboard the miscellaneous command ship USS Coronado (AGF-11). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....Barge workers prepare to offload a PB Mark III patrol boat from the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....Sailors fish from the side of a PB Mark III patrol boat. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HSL-32) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter is refueled before takeoff from the destroyer USS Wainwright (CG-28) during escort operations. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A view of the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....Members of the Stinger anti-aircraft missile detachment man their stations aboard the destroyer USS O'Brien (DD-975). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Andrew Marsh Persian Gulf....Officers aboard the miscellaneous command ship USS Coronado (AGF-11) stand at attention as awards are presented during a ceremony held in conjunction with a press conference by Adm. William J. Crowe, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....Barge workers stand by a signal light as the barge Wimbrown 7 is towed by a tug in the background OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A PB Mark III patrol boat approaches the barge Wimbrown 7. A tug boat is alongsided the barge. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....Crew members man their stations on the bridge wing aboard the destroyer USS O'Brien (DD-975). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....Marines conduct a fire fighting drill aboard the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A port view of the guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) anchored off shore from Bahrain. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A bow view of the amphibious transport dock USS Dubuque (LPD-8) being assisted by large harbor tugs. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A port quarter view of the amphibious transport dock USS Dubuque (LPD-8) as two PBR Mark II patrol boats pass by. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....Barge workers receive instructions on hosing down the helicopter pad aboard the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A port view of the guided missile destroyer USS Callaghan (DDG-994) as an SH-3 Sea King helicopter prepares to land on the ship's stern. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....Rear Adm. (lower half) D. A. Dyer, commander, Destroyer Squadron 22, discusses escort operations with the captain of the Gas Queen and another officer on the bridge of the tanker. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A PBR Mark II patrol boat executes a high-speed maneuver. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....Rear Adm. (lower half) D. A. Dyer, commander, Destroyer Squadron 22, rides a whale boat headed away from the tanker Gas Queen after coordinating escort procedures for the ship. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A view of the quarterdeck area of the miscellaneous flagship USS La Salle (AGF-3) equipped for a ceremony aboard the ship. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 DeWayne Smith Persian Gulf....A barge worker scans the horizon while manning a Mark 68 20mm gun aboard the barge Wimbrown 7. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 M.A. Harnar Persian Gulf....SEAMAN J. Young, crew member aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Wainwright (CG-28), steers the ship as SEAMAN G.G. Holt monitors the sound-powered phones during escort operations. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

A starboard view of the guided missile destroyer USS ROBISON (DDG 12) anchored near the tanker POLYANTHUS off the coast of the United Arab Emirates

A starboard view of the guided missile destroyer USS ROBISON (DDG 12) anchored alongside the tanker POLYANTHUS off the coast of the United Arab Emirates

A starboard side view of guided missile frigate USS MCINERNY (FFG-8) in port at sunset. The ship is stopping over while en route to the U.S. after a Persian Gulf deployment

A port bow view of the guided missile frigate USS ESTOCIN (FFG-15) in port at sunset. The ship is stopping over while en route to the U.S. after a Persian Gulf deployment

A port quarter view of the captured Iranian mine-laying ship IRAN AJR. (Substandard Image)

A view of the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) with the damaged area of the superstructure covered by a tarp. The STARK was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missiles while on patrol in the Persian Gulf. The miscellaneous flagship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) is alongside the STARK

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missile while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missile while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missile while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missiles while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missile while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missile while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missile while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missiles while on patrol in the Persian Gulf. The miscellaneous flagship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) is alongside the STARK

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missile while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A sailor takes a break during repair operations to the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31). The STARK was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missiles while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) when it was hit by two Iraqi-launched Exocet missiles while on patrol in the Persian Gulf

US Navy personnel take calls at the Emergency Coordination Center regarding the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31). Thirty-seven crew members were killed aboard the STARK when it was struck by two Irqi-launched Exocet missiles in the Persian Gulf on May 17, 1987

US Navy personnel take calls at the Emergency Coordination Center regarding the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31). Thirty-seven crew members were killed aboard the STARK when it was struck by two Irqi-launched Exocet missiles in the Persian Gulf on May 17, 1987

US Navy personnel take calls at the Emergency Coordination Center regarding the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31). Thirty-seven crew members were killed aboard the STARK when it was struck by two Irqi-launched Exocet missiles in the Persian Gulf on May 17, 1987

A port quarter view of the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31) listing to port after being struck by an Iraqi-launched Exocet missile

US Navy personnel take calls at the Emergency Coordination Center regarding the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31). Thirty-seven crew members were killed aboard the STARK when it was struck by two Irqi-launched Exocet missiles in the Persian Gulf on May 17, 1987

A port quarter view of the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31) listing to port after being struck by an Iraqi-launched Exocet missile

US Navy personnel take calls at the Emergency Coordination Center regarding the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG 31). Thirty-seven crew members were killed aboard the STARK when it was struck by two Irqi-launched Exocet missiles in the Persian Gulf on May 17, 1987

A close-up view of damage to the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) after it was struck by an Iraqi-launched Exocet missile

A C-5 Galaxy aircraft is refueled prior to taking off. The aircraft is transporting cargo and personnel of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) on deployment to the Persian Gulf

Workmen prepare a spare helicopter rotor assembly for shipping as Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) prepares for deployment to the Persian Gulf

A Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) RH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter is loaded aboard a C-5 Galaxy aircraft for transport to the Persian Gulf

A C-5 Galaxy aircraft is positioned on the flightline in preparation for loading cargo and personnel of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14). The Squadron will be deployed to the Persian Gulf

Cargo of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) is loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy aircraft for transportation during the squadron's deployment to the Persian Gulf

Cargo of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) is loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy aircraft for transportation during the squadron's deployment to the Persian Gulf

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