PICRYL
PICRYL

The World's Largest Public Domain Source

  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • collectionsCollections
  • camera_altMedia
  • infoAbout

Aircraft carrier uss.

Aircraft carrier uss.

[USS Langley, the first US Navy aircraft carrier]

[USS Langley, the first US Navy aircraft carrier]

USS Saratoga, aircraft carrier

USS Saratoga, aircraft carrier

Convoy. A scout plane from the aircraft carrier USS Ranger returns from a patrol flight of the area of the sea through which a convoy is passing. The efficient work of planes like this accounts in large measure for the relatively few ships that are successfully attacked by submarine wolf packs

Convoy. A scout plane from the aircraft carrier USS Ranger returns from a patrol flight of the area of the sea through which a convoy is passing. The efficient work of planes like this accounts in large measure for the relatively few ships that are successfully attacked by submarine wolf packs

An overhead view of the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Aircraft Carrier USS VALLEY FORGE (CVA 45) underway, with F-9F-2B Panther, F2H-2 Banshee, and F8F Bearcat aircraft on the deck. The exact date image taken unknown. Note: In the future this area will be the US Navy (USN) Naval Air Station Miramar. (SUBSTANDARD)

An overhead view of the US Navy (USN) Ticonderoga Class Aircraft Carrier USS VALLEY FORGE (CVA 45) underway, with F-9F-2B Panther, F2H-2 Banshee, and F8F Bearcat aircraft on the deck. The exact date image taken unknown. Note: In the future this area will be the US Navy (USN) Naval Air Station Miramar. (SUBSTANDARD)

Original artwork by Hahn, USN - Water level starboard bow view of the attack aircraft carrier USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA-42) underway

Original artwork by Hahn, USN - Water level starboard bow view of the attack aircraft carrier USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA-42) underway

An A3D Skywarrior aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CVA-61)

An A3D Skywarrior aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CVA-61)

Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 capsules aboard the recovery carrier USS Wasp

Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 capsules aboard the recovery carrier USS Wasp

An aerial port bow view of the Forrestal Class Aircraft Carrier, USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59) underway approximately one month after fires and explosions damaged the ship leaving 132 crewmen dead, 62 injured, and two missing and presumed dead while on duty in waters off Vietnam. The FORRESTAL is homeport at Norfolk, Virginia

An aerial port bow view of the Forrestal Class Aircraft Carrier, USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59) underway approximately one month after fires and explosions damaged the ship leaving 132 crewmen dead, 62 injured, and two missing and presumed dead while on duty in waters off Vietnam. The FORRESTAL is homeport at Norfolk, Virginia

A Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 63 (VFP-63) RF-8A Crusader aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

A Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 63 (VFP-63) RF-8A Crusader aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

A starboard view of the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) underway

A starboard view of the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) underway

An EKA-3B Skywarrior aircraft is launched from the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An EKA-3B Skywarrior aircraft is launched from the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An F-4 Phantom II aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

An F-4 Phantom II aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts a partially dismantled Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 9 (HS-9) SH-3H Sea King helicopter from the deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) to carry it to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts a partially dismantled Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 9 (HS-9) SH-3H Sea King helicopter from the deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) to carry it to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

Sea Scouts tour a boat assigned to the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

Sea Scouts tour a boat assigned to the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

The aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66), left, moored next to the amphibious assault ship USS BOXER (LPH 4) at Pier No. 11

The aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66), left, moored next to the amphibious assault ship USS BOXER (LPH 4) at Pier No. 11

An A-3D Skywarrior aircraft taxis aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An A-3D Skywarrior aircraft taxis aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

Arresting gear crewmen unhook an arresting cable from a Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 132 (VAQ-32) EKA-3B Skywarrior aircraft aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

Arresting gear crewmen unhook an arresting cable from a Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 132 (VAQ-32) EKA-3B Skywarrior aircraft aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

LT. P. J. Azzolina Gulfe du Lion....A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) anchored off the coast of Toulon, France. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

LT. P. J. Azzolina Gulfe du Lion....A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) anchored off the coast of Toulon, France. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

A harbor tug sprays water to welcome the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as other small craft escort the vessel into port

A harbor tug sprays water to welcome the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as other small craft escort the vessel into port

PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Atlantic Ocean....An Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair II aircraft, equipped with a fuel tanker package on the left wing pylon, is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Atlantic Ocean....An Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair II aircraft, equipped with a fuel tanker package on the left wing pylon, is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Coast Guard patrol boats escort the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as the vessel enters San Francisco Bay following its return from Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington

Coast Guard patrol boats escort the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as the vessel enters San Francisco Bay following its return from Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington

A close-up view of the bow of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as the dry dock in which it is contained is flooded with water in preparation for the vessel's departure from Puget Sound Navy Yard following overhaul

A close-up view of the bow of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as the dry dock in which it is contained is flooded with water in preparation for the vessel's departure from Puget Sound Navy Yard following overhaul

A harbor tug sprays water to welcome the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as other small craft escort the vessel past the Golden Gate Bridge following its arrival in San Francisco Bay

A harbor tug sprays water to welcome the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) as other small craft escort the vessel past the Golden Gate Bridge following its arrival in San Francisco Bay

LT. P. J. Azzolina Gulfe du Lion....A silhouetted starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) anchored off the coast of Toulon, France. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

LT. P. J. Azzolina Gulfe du Lion....A silhouetted starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) anchored off the coast of Toulon, France. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Tracy L. Didas Mediterranean Sea....An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway with ships of its battle group. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Tracy L. Didas Mediterranean Sea....An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway with ships of its battle group. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

The aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) approaches the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on its way to Naval Air Station, Alameda

The aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) approaches the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on its way to Naval Air Station, Alameda

A right side view of a C-1 Trader aircraft on the flight deck of the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA-66)

A right side view of a C-1 Trader aircraft on the flight deck of the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA-66)

Flight deck crewmen attach an A-3D Skywarrior aircraft to a catapult during flight operations aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA 66)

Flight deck crewmen attach an A-3D Skywarrior aircraft to a catapult during flight operations aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA 66)

Flight deck crewmen inspect an A-3D Skywarrior aircraft during flight operations aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA-66)

Flight deck crewmen inspect an A-3D Skywarrior aircraft during flight operations aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA-66)

A Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 132 (VAQ-132) A-3D Skywarrior aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA-66)

A Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 132 (VAQ-132) A-3D Skywarrior aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA-66)

Various aircraft assigned to the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA 66) fly in formation. They are, top to bottom: EA-3B Skywarrior, two A-6E Intruders, F-4 Phantom II and four A-7E Corsair II aircraft

Various aircraft assigned to the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA 66) fly in formation. They are, top to bottom: EA-3B Skywarrior, two A-6E Intruders, F-4 Phantom II and four A-7E Corsair II aircraft

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

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

The stern of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), just before flooding of the dry dock. The propellers and rudders are visible

The stern of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), just before flooding of the dry dock. The propellers and rudders are visible

Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) A-4F Skyhawk aircraft of Attack Carrier Wing 21 are parked on the flight deck of the attack aircraft carrier USS HANCOCK (CVA 19)

Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) A-4F Skyhawk aircraft of Attack Carrier Wing 21 are parked on the flight deck of the attack aircraft carrier USS HANCOCK (CVA 19)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-8 Crusader aircraft as it intercepts a Soviet TU-95 Bear-A/B aircraft near the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA-34)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-8 Crusader aircraft as it intercepts a Soviet TU-95 Bear-A/B aircraft near the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA-34)

A port bow view of the destroyer USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-931) alongside an aircraft carrier during an underway replenishment

A port bow view of the destroyer USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-931) alongside an aircraft carrier during an underway replenishment

A Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) F-14 Tomcat aircraft clears the flight deck after a wave-off during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) F-14 Tomcat aircraft clears the flight deck after a wave-off during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

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, 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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.  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

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 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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAAGUEZ, right, visits the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), to thank him and his crew members for their participation in the rescue of the MAYAGUEZ and its crew from Cambodia

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAAGUEZ, right, visits the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), to thank him and his crew members for their participation in the rescue of the MAYAGUEZ and its crew from Cambodia

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ, right, holds an interview with a naval officer concerning the rescue of the MAYAGUEZ and its crew from Cambodia. Miller is aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), to thank him and crew for their participation in the rescue operation

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ, right, holds an interview with a naval officer concerning the rescue of the MAYAGUEZ and its crew from Cambodia. Miller is aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), to thank him and crew for their participation in the rescue operation

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ, right, visits with CAPT Joseph F. Frick, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), to thank him and his crew for their participation in the rescue of the MAYAGUEZ and its crew from Cambodia

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ, right, visits with CAPT Joseph F. Frick, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), to thank him and his crew for their participation in the rescue of the MAYAGUEZ and its crew from Cambodia

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ, right, visits with CAPT Joseph F. Frick, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), to thank him and his crew for their participation in the rescue of the MAYAGUEZ and its crew from Cambodia

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ, right, visits with CAPT Joseph F. Frick, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), to thank him and his crew for their participation in the rescue of the MAYAGUEZ and its crew from Cambodia

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ, center, visits crew members of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) to thank them for their participation in the rescue of his crew and ship from Cambodia

Captain (CAPT) Charles Miller, master of the merchant vessel SS MAYAGUEZ, center, visits crew members of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) to thank them for their participation in the rescue of his crew and ship from Cambodia

Crewmen service an F-14 Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

Crewmen service an F-14 Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A starboard bow view of the fast combat support ship USS SEATTLE (AOE 3) alongside the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) during an underway replenishment

A starboard bow view of the fast combat support ship USS SEATTLE (AOE 3) alongside the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) during an underway replenishment

An elevated port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV 61) departing San Diego for deployment in the western Pacific. The ship is passing Pt. Loma. (SUBSTANDARD)

An elevated port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV 61) departing San Diego for deployment in the western Pacific. The ship is passing Pt. Loma. (SUBSTANDARD)

An air-to-air left side view of an Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66). The aircraft is armed with Mark 82 500-pound bombs

An air-to-air left side view of an Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66).  The aircraft is armed with Mark 82 500-pound bombs

An air-to-air right side view of an Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An air-to-air right side view of an Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An air-to-air right side view of three Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) in formation

An air-to-air right side view of three Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) in formation

An Attack Squadron 82 (VA-82) A-7E Corsair II aircraft is hooked to a catapult and prepared for launch from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An Attack Squadron 82 (VA-82) A-7E Corsair II aircraft is hooked to a catapult and prepared for launch from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

The bow catapult officer signals to the pilot of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

The bow catapult officer signals to the pilot of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An aerial view of ships moored at Naval Air Station, North Island. They are, from left to right, the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1), the aircraft carrier US CORAL SEA (CV 43) and the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64). (Substandard image)

An aerial view of ships moored at Naval Air Station, North Island. They are, from left to right, the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1), the aircraft carrier US CORAL SEA (CV 43) and the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64). (Substandard image)

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) UH-2 Seasprite helicopter flies off the starboard side of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while the ship is underway. An unidentified aircraft carrier is in the background

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) UH-2 Seasprite helicopter flies off the starboard side of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while the ship is underway.  An unidentified aircraft carrier is in the background

An A-7E Corsair II aircraft takes off from the bow of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An A-7E Corsair II aircraft takes off from the bow of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) underway during Operation DISPLAY DETERMINATION

An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) underway during Operation DISPLAY DETERMINATION

A starboard view of the island of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A starboard view of the island of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A port view of the forward half of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while the ship is underway

A port view of the forward half of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while the ship is underway

Sea water spray from the flight deck washdown system covers the deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

Sea water spray from the flight deck washdown system covers the deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) underway during NATO exercise DISPLAY DETERMINATION

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) underway during NATO exercise DISPLAY DETERMINATION

An A-7E Corsair II aircraft approaches the stern of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) for a landing

An A-7E Corsair II aircraft approaches the stern of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) for a landing

A port view, framed by the stern of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66), of the medium harbor tug DAHLONEGA (YTB 770), partially hidden behind NAHASHO

A port view, framed by the stern of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66), of the medium harbor tug DAHLONEGA (YTB 770), partially hidden behind NAHASHO

A crewman looks out the cargo door of his aircraft to observe the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) underway below

A crewman looks out the cargo door of his aircraft to observe the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) underway below

Fog clings to the surface of the sea as the sun attemps to break through the clouds, just off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

Fog clings to the surface of the sea as the sun attemps to break through the clouds, just off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An A-7E Corsair II aircraft lands on the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An A-7E Corsair II aircraft lands on the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

Christmas lights illuminate the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while the ship is in port

Christmas lights illuminate the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while the ship is in port

Brazilian S-2G Tracker aircraft starts their engines during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

Brazilian S-2G Tracker aircraft starts their engines during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

Brazilian landing signal officer (LSO) talks to a pilot by radio during aircraft recovery aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero. The LSO is manipulating a device controlling the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System

Brazilian landing signal officer (LSO) talks to a pilot by radio during aircraft recovery aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero.  The LSO is manipulating a device controlling the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System

A helicopter maintenance technician inspects a Brazilian navy SH-3D Sea King helicopter parked aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

A helicopter maintenance technician inspects a Brazilian navy SH-3D Sea King helicopter parked aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

Brazilian S-2G Tracker aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

Brazilian S-2G Tracker aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

Brazilian flight deck crewmen remove tie-down chains on a Brazilian S-2G Tracker aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

Brazilian flight deck crewmen remove tie-down chains on a Brazilian S-2G Tracker aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

A parked Brazilian S-2G Tracker aircraft starts up its engines during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

A parked Brazilian S-2G Tracker aircraft starts up its engines during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

A pilot inspects a Brazilian navy SH-3D Sea King helicopter parked aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero

A pilot inspects a Brazilian navy SH-3D Sea King helicopter parked aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while underway off the coast of Rio de Janiero