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An aerial view of the heliport and crossswalks at Naval Air Station, Norfolk

An aerial view of the heliport and crossswalks at Naval Air Station, N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

An aerial view of the heliport and crossswalks at Naval Air Station, Norfolk

An aerial view of the heliport and crossswalks at Naval Air Station, N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

An aerial view of the heliport and crossswalks at Naval Air Station, Norfolk

An aerial view of the heliport and crossswalks at Naval Air Station, N...

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An aerial view of the base

An aerial view of the base

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Dupuis Release Status: Releas... more

An aerial view of the destroyer and submarine piers

An aerial view of the destroyer and submarine piers

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

An aerial view of the Naval Air Rework Facility and the old seaplane and dock area

An aerial view of the Naval Air Rework Facility and the old seaplane a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

An aerial view of ships dock at the Navy Supply Center piers

An aerial view of ships dock at the Navy Supply Center piers

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

An aerial view of Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia

An aerial view of Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

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)

Sunset silhouettes of, from left, the nuclear-powered guided missile c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Fred Maroon Release Status: Relea... more

An aerial view of the old helicopter port located at the Norfork Naval Air Station

An aerial view of the old helicopter port located at the Norfork Naval...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A port beam view of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) being escorted out to sea

A port beam view of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) being esc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 R. Lincoln Release Status: Re... more

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) being escorted out to sea

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) being esco...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 R. Lincoln Release Status: Re... more

An aerial view of Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia (VA), and the Naval Operating Base

An aerial view of Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia (VA), and the N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

MGEN Keith A. Smith, commanding general, Marine Corps Air Station, presents a trophy award to the 2nd Marine Division Band for their outstanding performance during the Azalea Festival in Norfolk, Virginia

MGEN Keith A. Smith, commanding general, Marine Corps Air Station, pre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcas, Cherry Point State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Carr Release Status: Released t... more

Chaplain (CAPT.) Richard Wicker gives the invocation during the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MONONGAHELA (AO-178). Among the distinguished guests in the background are Vice Adm. John D. Johnson Jr. (center), commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and Cmdr. Albert Bard (far right), prospective commanding officer

Chaplain (CAPT.) Richard Wicker gives the invocation during the commis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Lebarron Release Status: Rele... more

Vice Adm. John D. Johnson Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MONONGAHELA (AO-178)

Vice Adm. John D. Johnson Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. At...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Lebarron Release Status: Rele... more

Chaplain (CAPT.) Richard Wicker gives the invocation during the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MONONGAHELA (AO-178). Among the distinguished guests in the background are Vice Adm. John D. Johnson Jr. (center), commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and Cmdr. Albert Bard (far right), prospective commanding officer

Chaplain (CAPT.) Richard Wicker gives the invocation during the commis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Lebarron Release Status: Rele... more

Silhouetted view of a pilot in the cockpit of an SH-3 Sea King while the helicopter sits on the runway prior to takeoff

Silhouetted view of a pilot in the cockpit of an SH-3 Sea King while t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Gregory D. Toon Release Statu... more

A ground crewman, seen through the front windshield of an SH-3 Sea King, directs the helicopter into position on the runway prior to takeoff

A ground crewman, seen through the front windshield of an SH-3 Sea Kin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Gregory D. Toon Release Statu... more

A ground crewman, seen through the front windshield of an SH-3 Sea King, directs the helicopter into position on the runway prior to takeoff

A ground crewman, seen through the front windshield of an SH-3 Sea Kin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Gregory D. Toon Release Statu... more

An air-to-air left underside view of an E2-C Hawkeye aircraft near the U.S. flag in the tower area

An air-to-air left underside view of an E2-C Hawkeye aircraft near the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air front underside view of nine E2-C Hawkeye aircraft as they fly in formation

An air-to-air front underside view of nine E2-C Hawkeye aircraft as th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air underside view of nine E2-C Hawkeye aircraft as they fly in formation

An air-to-air underside view of nine E2-C Hawkeye aircraft as they fly...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air left underside view of an E2-C Hawkeye aircraft near the U.S. flag in the tower area

An air-to-air left underside view of an E2-C Hawkeye aircraft near the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

The lookout station on the 03 level of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) fitted with mounts for binoculars and flashing light units as well as an escape scuttle for the helicopter control room

The lookout station on the 03 level of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Hilton Release Status: R... more

PH1 (AC) Scott M. Allen Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va....Soviet sailors try fast food for lunch during the visit of the Slava class guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov (CG-088), the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer Otlichnyy (DDG-434) and the oiler Genrikh Gasanov. They are making the first-ever Soviet naval visit to a U.S. military port. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 (AC) Scott M. Allen Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va....Soviet sailo...

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PH1 (AC) Scott M. Allen Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va....Ronald MacDonald clowns around with Soviet sailors at lunch during the visit of the Slava class guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov (CG-088), the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer Otlichnyy (DDG-434) and the oiler Genrikh Gasanov. They are making the first-ever Soviet naval visit to a U.S. military port. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 (AC) Scott M. Allen Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va....Ronald MacDo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA 4) and the repair ship USS VULCAN (AR 5), moored at Pier 7

The amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA 4) and the repair ship USS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Toon, USN Release Status: Rel... more

An aerial view of a C-141B Starlifter that overran the runway

An aerial view of a C-141B Starlifter that overran the runway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Toon Release Status: Released... more

An aerial port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) as crewmembers man the rail upon its return from the Mediterranean

An aerial port quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Crewmen salute and guest speakers stand as the National Anthem is played during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

Crewmen salute and guest speakers stand as the National Anthem is play...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A Navy captain salutes as he departs the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony

A Navy captain salutes as he departs the nuclear-powered attack submar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Christin C. Hartung, representative, city of Houston, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Christin C. Hartung, representative, city of Houston, speaks to the au...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A head on view of the ship's crew in company formation and in their dress whites, during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A head on view of the ship's crew in company formation and in their dr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Christin C. Hartung, representative, city of Houston, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Christin C. Hartung, representative, city of Houston, speaks to the au...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

The ship's company stands in formation while saluting on the weather deck during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

The ship's company stands in formation while saluting on the weather d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

The Officer of the Day salutes as the ship's colors are raised during its commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

The Officer of the Day salutes as the ship's colors are raised during ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

VADM, Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

VADM, Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

G.A. Sawyer, assistant secretary of the Navy, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

G.A. Sawyer, assistant secretary of the Navy, speaks during the commis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A guest is escorted to her seat by a Lieutenant Junior Grade prior to the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

A guest is escorted to her seat by a Lieutenant Junior Grade prior to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A view of the guests attending the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

A view of the guests attending the commissioning ceremony of the nucle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A front view of some of the honored guests as they listen to the speakers during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A front view of some of the honored guests as they listen to the speak...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

CAPT G. H. Mensch, commanding officer, nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713), speaks to the audience during the ship's commissioning ceremony

CAPT G. H. Mensch, commanding officer, nuclear-powered attack submarin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

The honored guests and speakers salute the colors at the beginning of the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

The honored guests and speakers salute the colors at the beginning of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A view of the speakers platform mounted on the deck of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713) during the commissioning ceremony

A view of the speakers platform mounted on the deck of the nuclear-pow...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

RADM Joseph F. Frick, commander, Naval Base Norfolk, and CAPT G. H. Mensch, commanding officer aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713), exchange salutes during the ship's commissioning ceremony

RADM Joseph F. Frick, commander, Naval Base Norfolk, and CAPT G. H. Me...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A view of the ship's crew in company formation and in dress whites, during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A view of the ship's crew in company formation and in dress whites, du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

The commissioning pennant is saluted during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

The commissioning pennant is saluted during the commissioning ceremony...

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Guests on the speakers platform stand as the national anthem is played during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

Guests on the speakers platform stand as the national anthem is played...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A second class petty officer salutes the American flag that has just been raised for the first time during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A second class petty officer salutes the American flag that has just b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

LCDR R. K. Roosa, executive officer aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713), speaks to the audience during the ship's commissioning ceremony

LCDR R. K. Roosa, executive officer aboard the nuclear-powered attack ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Two enlisted members of the ship's company stand at parade rest during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Two enlisted members of the ship's company stand at parade rest during...

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The honored guests sign the log book as they come aboard prior to the beginning of the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

The honored guests sign the log book as they come aboard prior to the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Two Navy captains salute as they come aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) for the ship's commissioning ceremony. VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; G. A. Sawyer, assistant secretary of the Navy; and RADM Joseph F. Frick, commander, Naval Base Norfolk are following behind them

Two Navy captains salute as they come aboard the nuclear-powered attac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

G.A. Sayer, assistant secretary of the Navy, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

G.A. Sayer, assistant secretary of the Navy, speaks to the audience du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

CAPT G.H. Mensch, commanding officer, nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713), prepares to speak during the ship's commissioning ceremony. To his left are Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas; G.A. Sawyer, assistant secretary of the Navy; and VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

CAPT G.H. Mensch, commanding officer, nuclear-powered attack submarine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Edward J. Campbell, president, Newport News Shipbuilding, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

Edward J. Campbell, president, Newport News Shipbuilding, speaks durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Christin C. Hartung, representative for the city of Houston, Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

Christin C. Hartung, representative for the city of Houston, Texas, sp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Right side view of the ship's company as they stand in formation during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Right side view of the ship's company as they stand in formation durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A side view of some of the honored guests (two rear admirals and their families) as they listen to the different speakers during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A side view of some of the honored guests (two rear admirals and their...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks to the audience during the commiss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Starboard bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) during its commissioning ceremony. Part of the ship's crew is in formation on the weather deck

Starboard bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN...

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Part of the ship's crew stands in formation during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Part of the ship's crew stands in formation during the commissioning c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, comes aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) during the ship's commissioning ceremony

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Edward J. Campbell, president, Newport News Shipbuilding, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Edward J. Campbell, president, Newport News Shipbuilding, speaks to th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

The honored guests for the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) salute the ship's colors

The honored guests for the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

CAPT G. H. Mensch, commanding officer aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) speaks during the ship's commissioning ceremony

CAPT G. H. Mensch, commanding officer aboard the nuclear-powered attac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks to the audience during the commiss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

CAPT G. H. Mensch, commanding officer aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713), speaks to the audience during the ship's commissioning ceremony

CAPT G. H. Mensch, commanding officer aboard the nuclear-powered attac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A guest is escorted to her seat prior to the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

A guest is escorted to her seat prior to the commissioning ceremony of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

A second class petty officer holds the American flag prior to it being raised for the first time during the commissioning ceremony on the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A second class petty officer holds the American flag prior to it being...

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VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, salutes as he departs the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony

VADM Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,...

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A view of the honored guests and speakers as the Rev. D.G. Burgoyne delivers the invocation at the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A view of the honored guests and speakers as the Rev. D.G. Burgoyne de...

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The ship's crew stand in company formation at the end of the ramp leading to the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713), the commissioning ceremony

The ship's crew stand in company formation at the end of the ramp lead...

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Captain G.H. Mensch, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713), salutes as he comes aboard the ship for the commissioning ceremony

Captain G.H. Mensch, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack ...

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CAPT G.H. Mensch, commanding officer, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

CAPT G.H. Mensch, commanding officer, speaks during the commissioning ...

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Front view of the crewmen standing on the deck of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713) during the commissioning ceremony

Front view of the crewmen standing on the deck of the nuclear-powered ...

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A view of the guests taking their seats prior to the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

A view of the guests taking their seats prior to the commissioning cer...

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A Navy captain salutes as he departs the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony

A Navy captain salutes as he departs the nuclear-powered attack submar...

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A view of the honored guests and speakers as the Rev. D.G. Burgoyne delivers the invocation for the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A view of the honored guests and speakers as the Rev. D.G. Burgoyne de...

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CAPT G.H. Mensch, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) speaks during the ship's commissioning ceremony

CAPT G.H. Mensch, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack sub...

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Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, departs the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony. He is followed by RADM Joseph F. Frick, commander, Naval Base Norfolk

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, departs the nuclear-powered attack submar...

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Christin C. Hartung, representative, city of Houston, and Edward J. Campbell, president, Newport News Shipbuilding depart the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony

Christin C. Hartung, representative, city of Houston, and Edward J. Ca...

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Christin C. Hartung, representative for the city of Houston, Texas, arrives for the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713)

Christin C. Hartung, representative for the city of Houston, Texas, ar...

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A starboard beam view of the submarine tender USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) with the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BIRMINGHAM (SSN-695) tied up to its side. Both ships have part of their crews manning the rail for the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A starboard beam view of the submarine tender USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) ...

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Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Sen. John G. Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony ...

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Part of the crew of the submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39) stand on its stern and watch the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

Part of the crew of the submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39) sta...

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RADM Joseph F. Frick, commander, Naval Base Norfolk, speaks to the audience during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

RADM Joseph F. Frick, commander, Naval Base Norfolk, speaks to the aud...

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Christin C. Hartung, representative, city of Houston, and Edward J. Campbell, president, Newport News Shipbuilding, leads the honored guests as they come aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713) for its commissioning ceremony

Christin C. Hartung, representative, city of Houston, and Edward J. Ca...

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A view of the ship's company as they stand in formation on the weather deck during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN-713)

A view of the ship's company as they stand in formation on the weather...

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Aerial view of the Destroyer and Submarine Piers and the surrounding area

Aerial view of the Destroyer and Submarine Piers and the surrounding a...

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Aerial view of the submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39) at the Destroyer and Submarine Pier 23

Aerial view of the submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39) at the D...

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Aerial view of the Destroyer and Submarine Piers and the surrounding area

Aerial view of the Destroyer and Submarine Piers and the surrounding a...

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Aerial view of the Navy Supply Center and the surrounding area

Aerial view of the Navy Supply Center and the surrounding area

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