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USS Vital (MSO-474) underway at sea, in 1955 (80-G-668767)

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USS Vital (MSO-474) underway at sea, in 1955 (80-G-668767)

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The U.S. Navy ocean minesweeper USS Vital (MSO-474) underway at sea, in 1955. The white objects on her after decks are floats which support various types of mine-sweeping gear. A large winch at the forward end of Vital's fantail controls sweep wires; the conspicuous reel forward of this holds magnetic minesweeping cables.

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1955
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Naval History and Heritage Command
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