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    Thumbs up The United States Navy

    After much cajoling I've decided to start a USN pic thread. I will limit my posting to weekends and possibly Friday. I will post photos of the USN dating back to the 1890's when the USN became a global force. All members feel free to post PIX & comment!!

    Enjoy..

    All USN photos posted by me in this thread will have their original USN captions.

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    At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Feb. 15, 2003 -- The Navy’s largest First Navy Jack, with the motto “Don’t Tread On Me”, flies high above USS Kitty Hawk during her transit through the Straits of Malacca. Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) were recently ordered to the Central Command area of responsibility to join coalition forces preparing for possible operations in that area. Kitty Hawk is America’s longest-serving active warship and the world’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)
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    Pacific Ocean (June 18, 2006) - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), foreground, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), center, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and their associated carrier strike groups steam in formation while 17 aircraft from the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps fly over them during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) while preparing for exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz (RELEASED)
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    INDIAN HEAD, Md. (March 10, 2009) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians are using remote-controlled machines to help detect and defuse improvised explosive devices. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jhi L. Scott/Released)
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    Sixteen-inch guns of the Iowa (BB-61) firing during battle drill in the Pacific, ca. 1944.
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    This was my son's first ship..yep he was aboard!
    At sea with USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) Oct. 29, 2002 -- The destroyer USS Paul F. Foster turns away after an attempt to replenish fuel from the Military Sealift Command ship (MSC) USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). The seas were too high and conditions too rough to safely execute a scheduled replenishment at sea (RAS). Later in the day, calmer seas allowed the two ships to connect and complete their mission. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class William H. Ramsey. (RELEASED)
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    American Bluejackets in Kiel, Germany. In the background the New York (BB-34), on the right the Wyoming (BB-32). USNIP., Jan., 1938.
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    Barbette of an 16" gun on board the USS New Jersey (BB-62). Gunners packing in silk bags of powder which will fire the huge shell already in gun. November 1944.
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    Ordnancemen aboard USS New Jersey (BB-62) move a 16-Inch projectile to an ammunition hoist in November 1944
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    Fire Controlman First Class E.M. Smith, Gun Captain of one of the ship's nine 16"/50 Mk.VII main battery guns, opens his gun's breech plug, during USS Missouri (BB-63) shakedown cruise, August 1944. The gun's polished steel breech is marked with the stamp of its manufacturer, the Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard, DC. Note tattoo on FC1c Smith's left forearm.
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    "A gun crew of six Negroes who were given the Navy Cross for standing by their gun when their ship was damaged by enemy attack in the Philippine area." Crew members: Jonell Copeland, AtM2/c; Que Gant, StM; Harold Clark, Jr., StM; James Eddie Dockery, StM; Alonzo Alexander Swann, StM; and Eli Benjamin, StM. Ca. 1945. 80-G-334029.
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    "Negro messmen aboard a United States Navy cruiser who volunteered for additional duty as gunners. They have been doing proficient work under battle conditions on a task force in the Pacific under the instruction of the officers at the right." July 10, 1942. 80-G-21743
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    • WAVE Specialist (Photographer) 3rd Class
    • Saluting, as she stands among the springtime cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C., during World War II.

    Note her Specialist "P" rating badge.
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 19, 2008) The guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) is underway during ANNUALEX 2008. ANNUALEX is a bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Schoeneberg/Released)
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    YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 18, 2009) , from Honolulu, and Builder 3rd Class Anthony Turi, from Cleveland, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40, remove a baseball dugout during a construction renovation at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio/Released)
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    JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Aug. 16, 2009) Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Team 22 operate a special operations craft-riverine (SOC-R) during the filming of a scene in an upcoming major motion picture. The movie is due in theaters in 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)
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    SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2009) SEAL Qualification Training students ride an inflatable boat in San Diego Bay during the twelve-day maritime operations segment of their training program. SEALs are maritime special operations forces operating from sea, air and land. Students are trained to operate from fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, Navy surface ships, submarines, and combatant-craft. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)
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    WAVES visiting the USS Missouri in an east coast port, during her shakedown period, circa August 1944. They are standing on the main deck at the bow, with the Navy Jack flying behind them
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    GULF OF MEXICO (July 12, 2009) The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2) underway during builder's trials. Builder's trials are the first opportunity for the shipbuilder and the U.S. Navy to operate the ship underway, and provide an opportunity to test and correct issues before acceptance trials. (Photos courtesy Dennis Griggs General Dynamics/Released)

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    Good idea Chief!
    And yeah...
    United Staets Navy

    ?????? Extra cleaning duties on deck Sailor!!!!

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    Thanks Bd Popeye. Great thread, great pictures. Love the magazine pics from the battleships.

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    Great thread, great pictures and a great idea............ its just a pity you couldn't spell the title of the thread properly.

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    Default The United States Navy

    I cannot believe I misspelled "States"Doh!.. Jeez! Will a mod please fix!? Thanks!

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    Liberty boad departing USS Des Moines(CA-134), date and location unknown.
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    Captain John Daniel McDonald was the Commanding Officer of the battleship Arizona (BB-39) from 17 September 1916 to 18 February 1918.
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    USS Des Moines (CA-134).. Taken during the 1955 Cruise Able: Norfolk - Malaga, Spain - Plymouth, England - Guantanamo, Cuba - Norfolk. It was taken as the ship passed Gibralter inbound to Malaga. The midshipman not on watch were on deck to view the scenery.
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    "A Sack race".
    Recreation on board a battleship, circa 1916-1917. This ship is either Pennsylvania (BB-38) or Arizona (BB-39).
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    GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 2, 2009) Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Kevin Kovacich, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, jump off the ship at the start of a swim call. Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are on deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mann/Released)
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    ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2008) A Marine assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) leaps from the starboard aircraft elevator of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) into the Arabian Sea during a swim call. The 26th MEU and ships of the Iwo Jima expeditionary Strike Group are supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron J. Rock/Released)
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    Aboard USS John Paul Jones (Oct. 8, 2001) -- A "Tomahawk" land attack missile (TLAM) is launched from aboard the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) in a strike against al Qaida terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on Oct. 8, 2001. The carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime. The John Paul Jones is steaming at sea as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Ted Banks. (RELEASED)
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    Santa Rita, Guam (Oct. 25, 2001) -- An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EOD MU-5), leaps from a CH-46 “Sea Knight” helicopter during a static line water parachute jump over Apra Harbor, Guam. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Marjorie McNamee. (RELEASED)
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    USS Belknap(DLG-26) Newport Rhode Island, July 25, 1970.
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    IONIAN SEA, 22 November 1975 - Firefighters aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG 5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Belknap (CG 26). The Belknap was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) during night operations.
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    Official USN photo taken on 23 November 1975, the day after her collision with USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). Though essentially intact up to the weather deck, her aluminum superstructure burned and melted; this significantly influenced the decision to build the Arleigh Burke-class DDGs with steel superstructures.
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    10 May 1980, Commissioning Day for Belknap after her extensive repairs from the USS John F. Kennedy collision.

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    Everyone's a critic...keep up the good work popeye.
    You got any photos of US navy vessels on visits to Irish ports?

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    SHAM, I get all my pics from navy.mil and other historical sites. If I see any I'll post them..

    Found one..

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    Cobh, Cork, Ireland (Jun. 30, 2003) -- The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) are moored pier-side during a brief port visit. Photo courtesy of Gerard Reynolds. (RELEASED)
    Once again sorry about the misspelling..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    SHAM, I get all my pics from navy.mil and other historical sites. If I see any I'll post them..

    Once again sorry about the misspelling..
    Thats cool Chief. Just make sure the decks are sparkling clean.
    Imma gonna see if I can dig up USN in Singapore.

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    Once again sorry about the misspelling..
    Dont worry mate, we are humans!!!! Any way this is Excellent!!! I am joining bd Popeye!!!

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    [FONT=Verdana]PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2009) The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) transits the Pacific Ocean with Mt. Fuji in the background. Crommelin is underway supporting security and stability in the Pacific.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]ROTA, Spain (Dec. 15, 2009) The High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2, left, is at Naval Station Rota as the guided-missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29) arrives for a scheduled fuel stop. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 15, 2010) The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) operates in the South China Sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 15, 2010) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) and the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) operate in the South China Sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 07, 2009) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) participates in the Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX 09). Rentz is deployed in support of operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting the Martime Strategy[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]MUARA, Brunei (Aug. 3, 2009) Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) during the ship's arrival at Muara Naval Base for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]PACIFIC OCEAN (June 6, 2009) The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) steams toward the setting sun after concluding a burial at sea ceremony. The cermony was in honor of retired Cmdr. Dale Simmons, a former wingman of Adm. Jimmy Thach, one of many heroes at the Battle of Midway. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout hovers over the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8). McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout sits on the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8), as the ship's crew prepares for flight operations. McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout hovers over the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8). McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]The US Navy Arleigh Burke Class Guided-Missile Destroyer USS PREBLE (DDG 88) fires a surface-to-air Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) missile while conducting missile-firing exercises off the coast of Southern California. The USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser, also participating in the exercise, observes the launch[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Port bow view of the US Navy (USN) TICONDEROGA CLASS: Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS VELLA GULF (CG 72) conducting a high-speed turn while underway in the Mediterranean Sea.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]An overhead view of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) firing all 15 of its guns (nine 16-inch and six 5-inch) during a target exercise near Vieques Island. Careful observation of the three main turrets shows the barrels in various states of recoil.[/FONT]

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    Anothe excellent thread by bd popeye!!

    My favourite pics of/with Iowas..


















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    [FONT=Verdana]A bow on view showing Replenishment At Sea (RAS) being conducted with US Navy (USN) Ships underway in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, during Exercise TANDEM THRUST 2001. Pictured left-to-right (background) are the USN Aircraft Carrier, USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), the Military Sealift Command (MSC), HENRY J KAISER CLASS: OILER, USS RAPPAHANNOCK (T-AO 204) and the USN TICONDEROGA CLASS: Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62). Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) BRISBANE (DDG 41), MODIFIED CHARLES F ADAMS CLASS: Destroyer is underway in the foreground.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A multi-national force of navy ships underway in a bilateral formation, steaming to participate in the first Western Pacific Mine Countermeasure Exercise. Sponsored by the Republic of Singapore, Mine Countermeasures Forces (MCM) from 15 participating countries have an opportunity to train in combined operations using realistic MCM scenarios. Pictured left-to-right are the US Navy (USN) ABENGER CLASS: Mine Countermeasures Vessel, USS GURDIAN (MCM 5), the USS PATRIOT (MCM 7), the USN IWO JIMA CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship (MCS) USS INCHON (MSC 12), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) URAGA CLASS: Minesweeper Support Ship, BUNGO (MST 464), and the JMSDF YAEYAMA CLASS: Minehunter/Sweeper-Ocean, YAEYAMA (MSO 301).[/FONT]

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