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PH2 Ambroseno Hampton Roads....An aerial starboard view of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS Bainbridge (CGN-25) transiting Thimble Shoals Channel while en route to Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 Chuck Mussi ....A bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48) underway. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding Gulf of Mexico....An aerial port view of the guided missile cruiser Lake Champlain (CG-57) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Distant view of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) underway, as seen from the guided missile cruiser USS COLUMBUS (CG-12)

A view looking down at crewmen as they perform maintenance on a Tartar missile launcher aboard the guided missile cruiser USS COLUMBUS (CG-12)

The guided missile cruiser USS REEVES (CG-24) steams alongside the replenishment oiler USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3) during underway replenishment operations

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

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) while fighting 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 on November 22, 1975 in the Ionion Sea

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

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

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

A firefighting team moves a hose into position to fight a fire near the bridge of 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

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) during night operations on Nov. 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

Ionian Sea. A view of the undamaged No. 2 engineroom reduction gear 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 on November 22, 1975

A view of interior damage sustained by the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) when the ship collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

Ionian Sea. Crew members prepare to remove the Fresnel lens optical landing system from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). The system was damaged when the carrier collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

Ionian Sea. A view of undamaged No. 1 engineroom control board 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 on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) during night operations on Nov. 22, 1975

An interior view of damage sustained by the sick bay 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 on November 22, 1975

Ionion Sea: A view of undamaged No. 2 engineroom throttle board 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 on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) during night operations on Nov. 22, 1975

An interior view of damage sustained by the engineering officer's stateroom 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 on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) during night operations on Nov. 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of interior damage sustained by the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) while fighting 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 on November 22, 1975

A starboard beam view of the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) underway near San Clemente Island

An aerial starboard quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG 29) underway near San Clemente Island

An aerial starboard quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS HALSEY (CG 23) anchored off the coast of Southern California. The guided missile destroyer USS DECATUR (DDG 31) is visible in the background

An aerial port quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26)

A crewman plots a chart in the Combat Information Center (CIC) of a guided missile cruiser

Sunset silhouettes of, from left, the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN-37), the frigate USS PHARRIS (FF-1094), and the frigate USS THOMAS C. HART (FF-1092)

An aerial starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS GRIDLEY (CG 21) underway

An aerial starboard beam view of the guided missile cruiser USS GRIDLEY (CG-21) conducting helicopter flight operations

AGM-84 Harpoon surface-to-surface missile canisters are loaded aboard the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9)

A starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A port bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), an unidentified auxiliary ship, guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A starboard view of US Navy ships of Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon. The ships are, left to right: the frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), guided missile cruiser JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27) and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

An air-to-air left rear view of a Soviet I1-38 May reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft over the guided missile cruiser USS ENGLAND (CG 22)

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS HALSEY (CG 23) underway near Hawaii

A view of a Talos surface-to-air missile, gaining altitude after being fired from the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG-5)

A view of a Talos surface-to-air missile, gaining altitude after being fired from the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG-5)

A view of a Talos surface-to-air missile, gaining altitude after being fired from the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG-5)

Side view of a Talos surface-to-air missile, just after being fired from the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG-5)

Side view of a Talos surface-to-air missile, prior to firing aboard the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG-5)

A view of a Talos surface-to-air missile, gaining altitude after being fired from the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG-5)

A view of a Talos surface-to-air guided missile, moments after being launched from the starboard side of the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5) at the Pacific Missile Test Range. This is the final firing of the Talos missile by the United States Navy. (Second view in a series of five)

A Talos surface-to-air guided missile heads downrange after being launched from the starboard side of the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5) at the Pacific Missile Test Range. This is the final firing of the Talos missile by the United States Navy. (Fifth view in a series of five)

A Talos surface-to-air guided missile heads downrange after being launched from the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5) at the Pacific Missile Test Range. This is the final firing of the Talos missile by the United States Navy. (Fourth view in a series of five)

A Talos surface-to-air guided missile heads downrange after being launched from the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5) at the Pacific Missile Test Range. This is the final firing of the Talos missile by the United States Navy. (Third view in a series of five)

A Marine honor guard stands atop the triple Mark 16 6-inch/47-caliber gun turret of the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5). The ship has just returned to port from the Pacific Missile Test Range, where it conducted the final firing by the United States Navy of the Talos surface-to-air guided missile

Crewmen line the rails and a Marine honor guard stands atop the six-inch gun turret as the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5) approaches the Golden Gate Bridge. The ship is returning from the Pacific Missile Test Range, after the United States Navy conducted its final firing of the Talos surface-to-air guided missile

Crewmen line the rail of the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5) as it passes Alcatraz Island. The ship is returning to port from the Pacific Missile Test Range, after the United States Navy conducted its final firing of the Talos surface-to-air guided missile

A view of a Talos surface-to-air guided missile prior to being launched from the starboard side of the guided missile cruiser USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5) at the Pacific Missile Test Range. This is the final firing of the Talos missile by the United States Navy. (First view in a series of five)

An artist's concept of the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG 16)

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class (MM2) Harry Giles stands on the fantail of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS TEXAS (CGN-39) with the U.S. flag as a backdrop. The TEXAS, the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS CALIFORNIA (DGN-36) and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) have just returned from deployment to the Indian Ocean

Vice Premier Geng Biao, People's Republic of China, and part of his delegation are given a briefing and a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Vice Premier Geng Biao, People's Republic of China, looks at the scope of the sonar screen aboard the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, and part of his delegation are given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Vice Premier Geng Biao, People's Republic of China, and Chinese Ambassador to the United States Chai Zemien are given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, is honored as he boards the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, departs the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33) after a tour of the ship

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS ARKANSAS (CGN-41) underway. The ship's forward-mounted Mark 45 5-inch/gun is being fired to port

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, and part of his delegates are given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33). The missile in the background is a Terrier/Standard-ER SAM (60)

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, and part of his delegation are given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33). The missile shown here is the Terrier/Standard-ER SAM (60)

The leader of the delegation from China salutes as he comes aboard the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33) for a guided tour

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

A member of the delegation from China shakes hands with a U.S. Navy captain during the delegation's tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Members of the delegation from China are given a briefing during their tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33). VADM Lee Baggett Jr. is on the front row

A delegation from China is given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Members of the delegation from China pose for a group photograph with their hosts during a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

A member of the delegation from China shakes hands with one of the pilots of the SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS) helicopter parked in the background on the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

Members of the delegation from China tour the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33)

A member of the delegation from China shakes hands with the captain of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33) at the end of the delegation's guided tour of the ship

A delegation from China is given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS FOX (CG-33). A plaque from the ship's company is presented to one of the delegates

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS VIRGINIA (CGN-38) underway

US Air Force Academy cadets tour the guided missile cruiser USS WORDEN (CG 18)

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS VIRGINIA (CGN 38) underway

An aerial port beam view of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS VIRGINIA (CGN 38) underway

An aerial port view of the guided missile cruiser USS PARSONS (DDG 33) underway

An aerial bow view of the oiler USS MISPILLION (AO-105), center, providing underway replenishment to the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG-16), right, and the frigate USS SAMPLE (FF-1048)

An aerial starboard beam view of, front to back: the frigate USS SAMPLE (FF 1048), the oiler USS MISPILLION (AO 105) and the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG 16) underway

An aerial port quarter view of, front to back: the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG 16), the oiler USS MISPILLION (AO 105) and the frigate USS SAMPLE (FF 1048) underway

An aerial port beam view of, front to back: the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG 16), the oiler USS MISPILLION (AO 105) and the frigate USS SAMPLE (FF 1048) underway

An aerial starboard quarter view of, front to back: the frigate USS SAMPLE (FF 1048), the oiler USS MISPILLION (AO 105) and the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG 16) underway

An aerial starboard view of, from front to back: the frigate USS SAMPLE (FF 1048), the oiler USS MISPILLION (AO 105) and the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG 16) underway

An aerial port view of the oiler USS MISPILLION (AO 105), center, providing underway to the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG 16) and the frigate USS SAMPLE (FF 1048)

Aerial bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS VIRGINIA (CGN-38) being assisted by Navy tugs. The nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN-37) and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) are close behind, as they enter port after an Indian Ocean deployment

Aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS VIRGINIA (CGN-38) leading the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN-37) and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) into port after an Indian Ocean deployment

An aerial port beam view of the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) underway

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) underway

A port beam view of the guided missile cruiser USS GRIDLEY (CG-21) underway en route to Hawaii