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U.S. Marines from Co. G and Co. E, 2nd Bn., 9th Marines, prepare to depart the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) following the rescue operation of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ and the Kon Tang Island Operation

U.S. Marines from Co. G and Co. E, 2nd Bn., 9th Marines, depart the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) following the rescue operation of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ and the Kon Tang Island Operation

Preparations are made to load supplies aboard the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7)

A view of the pier area as seen from behind the controls of a crane being used to load supplies aboard the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7)

A member of the crew from the supply department supervises the loading of supplies aboard the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7)

A port quarter view of the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7) near the supply pier

A crewman repaints the name on the stern of the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7)

A pier-side crane is used to load supplies aboard the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7)

PETTY Officer 2nd Class (PO2) Robert Stollen holds his daughter for the first time as he returns from an Indian Ocean deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Crewmen walk down an accommodation ladder to greet family and friends on the pier, as the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) returns from the Indian Ocean

PETTY Officer 2nd Class (PO2) Robert Stollen holds his daughter for the first time as he returns from an Indian Ocean deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Crewmen walk along the pier looking for family and friends, after returning from an Indian Ocean deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

A dependent wife holds her child while waiting to greet her husband, a sailor returning from an Indian Ocean deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

PETTY Officer 2nd Class (PO2) Robert Stollen holds his daughter for the first time as he returns from an Indian Ocean deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

The tank landing ship, USS SAN BERNARDINO (LST-1189) prepares to unload the tanks it is carrying. The equipment will be used for training maneuvers in the Indian Ocean by the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit

Tied up at the dock is the dock landing ship USS ALAMO (LSD-33)

A squad of Marines from the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit jog on the pier, soon after their arrival. The Marines are stationed aboard the USS SAN BERNARDINO (LST-1189) and are a part of the 1ST Marine Division located in Hawaii

PFC Jessie Stevens (left), and CPL Norm Campbell inspect their 81mm mortars prior to leaving for maneuvers in the Indian Ocean with the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit

Marines from part of the Battalion Landing Team stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), the flag ship of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit, do physical exercise on the dock next to the ship

The equipment is staged and the Marines are waiting for the signal to start loading aboard the flagship, USS OKINAWA (LPH-3). The 31st Marine Amphibious Unit is now formed and the Marines are preparing for maneuvers in the Indian Ocean

A Marine sergeant reads the Stars and Stripes newspaper while he sits on the back of a truck. In the background is the amphibious assault ship, USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), the flagship of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit. The Marines are here from the 1ST Marine Division which is located in Hawaii

Two members of the helicopter maintenance crew make some adjustments on a Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter

The aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) arrives from her deployment in the Arabian Sea. The large harbor tug MANDAN (YTB 794) assists the CORAL SEA

A view of damage resulting to the port aircraft elevator of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) during a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the fuselage of an aircraft when the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian Freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to an F-4 Phantom II aircraft that was parked on the port side flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft that was parked on the port side flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when the carrier collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). These aircraft were left undamaged when the carrier collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to several F-4 Phantom II aircraft parked on the port side flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the tail section of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft when the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the deck edge optical landing system platform of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to three F-4 Phantom II aircraft and the optical landing system platform of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the tail section of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft when the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the deck edge optical landing system platform of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to an F-4 Phantom II aircraft that was parked on the port side flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A crewman secures an aircraft to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The aircraft was damaged when the carrier collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to two F-4 Phantom II aircraft that were parked on the port side flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A crane is used to lift an F-4 Phantom II aircraft away from the port side deck edge of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of the engine exhaust of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS. (Substandard image)

A view of the engine exhaust of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS. (Substandard image)

A crane is used to lift an F-4 Phantom II aircraft away from the port side deck edge of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A close-up view of damage caused to the wing tip of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft when the Panamanian freighter CACTUS collided with the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

The severed wing tip of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft rests on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

Workers aboard a barge make repairs to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41). The carrier was damaged when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to two F-4 Phantom II aircraft that were parked on the port side flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side aircraft elevator of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

Crewmen release chains securing an F-4 Phantom II aircraft away to the deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A close-up view of chains securing an aircraft to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The aircraft was damaged when the carrier collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of the tail section of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

The severed wing tip of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft rests on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the tail section of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft when the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of the tail section of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A crane is used to lift an F-4 Phantom II aircraft away from the port side deck edge of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

Workers aboard a barge make repairs to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The carrier was damaged when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS. (Substandard image)

Crewmen prepare to remove the severed tail section of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from the port side deck edge of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS. (Substandard image)

A view of damage caused to an underside section of the port deck edge of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS. (Substandard image)

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side aircraft elevator of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of a port section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) showing the damage resulting from a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

Workers aboard a barge make repairs to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41). The carrier was damaged when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the deck edge optical landing system platform of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to several F-4 Phantom II aircraft parked on the port side flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of the damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A crane is used to lift an F-4 Phantom II aircraft away from the port side deck edge of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41). The F-4 was damaged when the MIDWAY collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

An interior view of damage caused to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY(CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port side of the deck edge optical landing system platform of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to the port amidships section of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) when it collided with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

A view of damage caused to three F-4 Phantom II aircraft and the optical landing system platform of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41) in a collision with the Panamanian freighter CACTUS

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