US Navy (USN) Navy PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Justin Russell, an Electrician stationed aboard the USN L.Y. Spear Class Submarine Tender, USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39), inspects frayed wires in a generator that is being rewound for a local mission located in Luanda, Angola, courtesy of the ship's motor rewind shop, while in port Luanda, Angola. The LAND is the first USN ship to visit Angola is 32 years and is currently conducting repair training, AIDS awareness training, and community relations projects with host nationals
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Emory S. Land (AS 39)
Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jonathan Kulp, USN
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Beginning in ancient times, humans sought to operate under the water. The legendary origins of the submarine stretch back to 332 BC with a tale about Alexander the Great being lowered into the sea in a glass barrel to study fish. The submarine concept was thereafter consigned to the backwaters of history for some 1,800 years. This collection presents various submarines: from small and simple to nuclear-powered underwater behemoths.