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Right side view of an SH-2F Seasprite Mark 1 Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) helicopter, hovering above the flight deck. The helicopter is from the Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 32 (HSL-32)

A port quarter view of the destroyer USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD 964) underway off the coast of Southern California. A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter can be seen aboard the ship

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter after it was lifted out of San Diego Harbor, during a salvage operation. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

A view of the right side cockpit on an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter that crashed in San Diego Harbor. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

A view of the interior of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter that crashed in San Diego Harbor. It is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

A left side view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter that crashed in San Diego Harbor. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

A front view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter that crashed in San Diego Harbor. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

A diver inspects the damage on an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter that crashed in San Diego Harbor. The Seasprite is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

The instrument panel inside an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter that crashed in San Diego Harbor. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter is lifted out of San Diego Harbor during a salvage operation. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

A view of the interior of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter that crashed in San Diego Harbor. It is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter after it was lifted out of San Diego Harbor, during a salvage operation. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter is lifted out of San Diego Harbor during a salvage operation. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

An underwater view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter after it crashed in San Diego Harbor. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

A rear view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter that crashed in San Diego Harbor. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33)

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36) SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter on the flight deck of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) as a crewman signals it for takeoff during exercise Unitas XX

An SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter hovers above the deck of a replenishment ship while refueling during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

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

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)

Two crewmen, aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075), load a Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo onto an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter on the flight deck during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

A right side view of an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter in flight during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36

A Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo after being fired from an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter in flight during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

A Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo mounted on an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter in flight during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36) SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) as a crewman signals 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)

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

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 Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo after being fired from an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter in flight during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

Two crewmen, aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075), load a Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo onto an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter on the flight deck during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

An SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter undergoes in flight refueling, while a crewman guides it from the flight 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 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

An SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter hovers above the deck of a replenishment ship while refueling during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36

Two crewmen, aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075), load a Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo onto an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter on the flight deck during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

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 crewman aboard the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) loads a Mark 46 anti-submarine warfare torpedo onto an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter, on the flight deck during exercise Unitas XX. The helicopter is assigned to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 36 (HSL-36)

Right side view of an SH-2F Seasprite Mark 1 Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) helicopter, in flight off the stern of the frigate USS THOMAS C. HART (FF-1092)

Left side view of an SH-2F Seasprite Mark 1 Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) helicopter, in flight over the stern of the frigate USS THOMAS C. HART (FF-1092)

A left rear view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 35 (HSL-35), assigned to Anti-submarine Warfare Wing Pacific, preparing to land on the helicopter pad aboard the frigate USS COOK (FF-1083)

A stern view of the destroyer USS COMTE DE GRASSE (DD 974) with an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter aboard during re-enactment of the Battle of Yorktown. The captain's gig from the guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS is in the foreground. (SUBSTANDARD)

A stern view of the destroyer USS COMTE DE GRASSE (DD 974) with an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter aboard during a re-enactment of the Battle of Yorktown. A sailing ship is nearby

A left side view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34), embarked aboard the frigate USS MOINESTER (FF-1097), in-flight

The landing signal enlisted petty officer signals to an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) preparing to land aboard the guided missile destroyer USS COONTZ (DDG-40)

PHC Chet King ....PETTY Officer 3rd Class James Barry secures his Light Helicopter Support Squadron 37 (HSL-37) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter during operations aboard the destroyer USS Ingersoll (DD-990). 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)

Right side view of an SH-2F Seasprite Mark 1 Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) helicopter in flight

Left side view of an SH-2F Seasprite Mark 1 Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) helicopter in flight

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter sits on the flight deck of the destroyer USS DEYO (DD-989).

A flight deck crewman places chocks under the wheels of an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter upon landing on a Unitas XXI ship. The helicopter is attached to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34)

A flight deck crewman signals an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter upon landing on a Unitas XXI ship. The helicopter is attached to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34)

A flight deck crewman places chocks under the wheels of an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter upon landing on a Unitas XXI ship. The helicopter is attached to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34)

A flight deck crewman signals as SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter upon landing on a Unitas XXI ship. The helicopter is attached to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34)

A view of the insignia for Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34), on the door of an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter during exercise Unitas XXI

A flight deck crewman signals as SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter upon landing on a Unitas XXI ship. The helicopter is attached to Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34)

A view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34) in flight during exercise Unitas XXI. The Seasprite is equipped with the light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS)

A view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34) in flight during exercise Unitas XXI. The Seasprite is equipped with the light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS)

A view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34) in flight during exercise Unitas XXI. The Seasprite is equipped with the light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS)

A view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34) in flight during exercise Unitas XXI. The Seasprite is equipped with the light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS)

A view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HAL-34) in flight during exercise Unitas XXI. The Seasprite is equipped with the light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS)

An SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter hovers over the battleship the NEW JERSEY (BB-62) during sea trials prior to its recommissioning in January, 1983

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter takes off from a shipboard helicopter pad

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter takes off from a shipboard helicopter pad

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter comes in for a landing aboard the destroyer USS THORN (DD 988) during the multinational naval exercise UNITAS XXV

The starboard aft section of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) during its transit through the Miraflores Locks. An SH-2F Seasprite LAMPS (light airborne multi-purpose system) helicopter is parked near one of the ship's 16-inch .50-caliber gun mounts

The starboard aft section of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) during its transit across the Continental Divide at the Gaillard Cut. An SH-2F Seasprite LAMPS (light airborne multi-purpose system) helicopter is parked near one of the ship's 16-inch .50-caliber gun mounts

A close-up view of an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter as the pilot prepares to land it aboard the destroyer USS THORN (DD-988) during Operation Unitas XXV

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 32 (HSL-32) drops a flare during UNITAS XXV, the silver anniversary hemispheric naval exercise involving Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela

A left side view of an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multipurpose system (LAMPS) helicopter. Members of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 30 (HSL 30) are using the Seasprite to airlift a heart attack victim from the Hungarian freighter RADNOTI during Operation INTENSE LOOK

An SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multipurpose system (LAMPS) helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 30 (HSL 30) hovers above the survey ship USNS HARKNESS (T-AGS 32) as a flight deck crewman signals to the pilot during Operation INTENSE LOOK

A technician stands by as the engines are tested on an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Helicopter Light Anti-submarine Squadron 84 (HSL-84)

Aviation Ordnanceman Perez of Helicopter Light Anti-submarine Squadron 84 (HSL-84) stands by as the engines of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter are tested during a tune-up

A technician stands by as the engines are tested on an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Helicopter Light Anti-submarine Squadron 84 (HSL-84)

Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN Perez of Helicopter Light Anti-submarine Squadron 84 (HSL-84) signals to the pilot of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter during a tune-up of the helicopter's engines

Maintenance is performed on an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Helicopter Light Anti-submarine Squadron 84 (HSL-84)

Crewmen aboard the destroyer USS JOHN HANCOCK (DD-981) prepare an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Detachment 8, Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34, for a mission during Exercise SAFEPASS

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Detachment 8, Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34, lands aboard the destroyer USS JOHN HANCOCK (DD-981)

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Helicopter Light Anti-submarine 34 lifts a search and rescue crewman from the water during a training exercise

A systems operator in an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter monitors a radar console panel during a midshipmen's summer training cruise

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter from Helicopter Light Anti-submarine Squadron 35 (HSL-35) takes off from the helicopter pad of the frigate USS BADGER (FF 1071) during anti-submarine warfare exercises. The ship is participating in a midshipmen's summer training cruise

Crew members aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) assist in unloading a badly burned sailor from a Helicopter Light Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL-34) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter. The sailor was injured while participating in NATO exercise Northern Wedding '86

Crew members aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) wait for a Helicopter Light Anti-Submarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter to be secured before transporting a badly burned sailor injured during NATO exercise Northern Wedding '86

Crew members aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) secure a Helicopter Light Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (HSL32) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter on the ship's fantail during NATO exercise Northern Wedding 86

Crew members aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) prepare a Helicopter Light Anti-Submarine Squadron 32 (HSL32) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter for takeoff from the fantail of the ship during NATO exercise Northern Wedding '86

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 35 (HSL-35) warm up on the flight line

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter warms up on the deck of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG-57) underway off San Diego

An aerial port side view of the US Navy (USN) parade formation underway. The ships include, clockwise starting at top left: USN Farragut Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS MACDONOUGH (DDG 39), USN Knox Class Frigate USS LANG (FF 1060), USN Knox Class Frigate USS GRAY (FF 1054), USN Cimarron Class Oiler USS WILLAMETTE (AO 180), USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS DUNCAN (FFG 10), USN Knox Class Frigate USS STEIN (FF 1065), USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9), USN Farragut Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS PREBLE (DDG 46), USN Newport Class Tank Landing Ship USS RACINE (LST 1191) (in center). In flight are two SH-2F Seasprite helicopters. Exact date shot unknown

An aerial view of a US Navy (USN) parade formation underway. The ships include, from left front row: USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9), USN Knox Class Frigate USS STEIN (FF 1065), USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS DUNCAN (FFG 10), USN Cimarron Class Oiler USS WILLAMETTE (AO 180) (center) USN Knox Class Frigate USS GRAY (FF 1054), USN Knox Class Frigate USS LANG (FF 1060), USN Farragut Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS MACDONOUGH (DDG 39). In the center USN Newport Class Tank Landing Ship USS RACINE (LST 1191) and the USN Farragut Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS PREBLE (DDG 46) (trailing). In flight are two SH-2F Seasprite helicopters. (Exact Date...

An aerial view of a US Navy (USN) parade formation underway. The ships include, clockwise starting at lower right: USN Farragut Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS MACDONOUGH (DDG 39), USN Knox Class Frigate USS GRAY (FF 1054), USN Cimarron Class Oiler USS WILLAMETTE (AO 180) (leading) USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS DUNCAN (FFG 10), USN Knox Class Frigate USS STEIN (FF 1065), USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9) and in center the USN Newport Class Tank Landing Ship USS RACINE (LST 1191). In flight is a SH-2F Seasprite helicopter. (Exact Date Shot Unknown)

An SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 30 (HSL-30) passes over the bay during a training flight

A right side view of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33) in-flight

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 32 (HSL-32) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter is refueled on the helicopter deck of the guided missile cruiser USS WAINWRIGHT (CG-28)

A hospital corpsman watches as a Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 32 (HSL 32) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter stands by on the helicopter deck of the guided missile cruiser USS WAINWRIGHT (CG 28). A medical crewman is visible in the foreground

A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter idles on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during the NATO Southern Region exercise DRAGON HAMMER '90

Members of an aircraft handling crew insert chocks against the wheels of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter aboard the Guided Missile Cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) off the Southern California coast, as a plane director signal to the helicopter's pilot

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 31 (HSL-31) hovers over the Guided Missile Cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) off the Southern California coast, ready to practice removing a man from the deck of the ship

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 31 (HSL-31) hauls a man up from the deck of the Guided Missile Cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29), during a practice session off Southern California coast

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 31 (HSL-31) hovers over the Guided Missile Cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) off the Southern California coast, ready to practice removing a man from the deck of the ship

Off the Southern California coast, members of an aircraft handling crew aboard the Guided Missile Cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) watch a plane director signal to an approaching SH-2F Seasprite helicopter

A plane director signals to the pilot of an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter on the deck of the Guided Missile Cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29), underway off Southern California

An SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 31 (HSL-31) hovers over the Guided Missile Cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29), off Southern California coast, ready to practice removing a man from the deck of the ship

A serviceman is hauled up into an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 31 (HSL-31) from the deck of the Guided Missile Cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) off the Southern California coast, during a rescue exercise