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Representative Helen D. Bentley (D-Maryland), sponsor, speaks during the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

Representative Helen D. Bentley (D-Maryland), sponsor, speaks during t...

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Robert H. Wertheim, senior vice president, science and engineering, Lockheed Corp., speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

Robert H. Wertheim, senior vice president, science and engineering, Lo...

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The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) on its shipway at the Lockheed shipyard prior to launch

The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) on its shipway at the ...

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Captain (CAPT) James J. Coleman, supervisor, Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Seattle, speaks at the launching reception for the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43). On the speakers platform are (left to right) Josepth R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co.; Thomas J. McGrath, director, dock landing ship program, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co.; and Representative Helen D. Bentley, D-Maryland, sponsor

Captain (CAPT) James J. Coleman, supervisor, Shipbuilding, Conversion ...

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Guests attend the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

Guests attend the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY ...

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Margaret Davis, matron of honor, speaks at the launching reception for the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43). On the speakers platform are (left to right) Representative Helen D. Bentley, D-Maryland, sponsor; Josepth R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co.; Captain (CAPT) James J. Coleman, supervisor of shipbuilding, Seattle; and Thomas J. McGrath, director, dock landing ship program, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co

Margaret Davis, matron of honor, speaks at the launching reception for...

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Frank L. Raabe, a shipfitter with the Boilermakers Union, speaks during the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

Frank L. Raabe, a shipfitter with the Boilermakers Union, speaks durin...

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A Marine Corps color guard from the 4th Landing Support Battalion, Naval Base, Seattle, parades the colors during the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

A Marine Corps color guard from the 4th Landing Support Battalion, Nav...

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Rep. D. Bentley, D-Maryland; sponsor for the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), attends the ship's launching

Rep. D. Bentley, D-Maryland; sponsor for the dock landing ship USS FOR...

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Rear Admiral (RDML) Harry K. Fiske, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks during the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

Rear Admiral (RDML) Harry K. Fiske, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks ...

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The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) after being launched into the Duwamish West waterway from the Lockheed shipyard

The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) after being launched i...

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The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) is christened by Representative Helen D. Bentley, D-Maryland, at the Lockheed shipyard. Standing on the platform are (left to right): Margaret Davis, matron of honor; Captain (CAPT) James J. Coleman, command representative, Naval Sea Systems Command; and Thomas J. McGrath, director, dock landing ship program, Lockheed shipyard.

The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) is christened by Repre...

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Josepth R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co. speaks during the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

Josepth R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co. speaks du...

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Guests attend the launching reception of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Guests attend the launching reception of the dock landing ship USS FOR...

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The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) is launched into the Duwamish West waterway from the Lockheed shipyard

The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) is launched into the D...

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L.A. Smith, president, Lockheed Marine Systems Group, Seattle, speaks during the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

L.A. Smith, president, Lockheed Marine Systems Group, Seattle, speaks ...

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The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) is launched into the Duwamish West waterway from the Lockheed shipyard

The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) is launched into the D...

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Attending the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) are (left to right): Dana Amber Johnson, flower girl; Rep. D. Bentley, D-Maryland; sponsor; and Margaret Davis matron of honor

Attending the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD...

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Captain James J. Coleman, command representative, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks during the launching of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) at the Lockheed shipyard

Captain James J. Coleman, command representative, Naval Sea Systems Co...

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The brow of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) during the ship's commissioning at the Lockheed shipyard. The partially completed dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) is in the background

The brow of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) during the s...

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The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) under consruction at the Lockheed shipyard

The dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) under consruction at t...

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A starboard quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

A starboard quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LS...

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An aerial port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

An aerial port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY ...

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A port beam view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

A port beam view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) un...

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A starboard beam view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

A starboard beam view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 4...

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A starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) underway

A starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43...

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An aerial stern view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

An aerial stern view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43...

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A stern view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

A stern view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underw...

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An aerial port bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) underway

An aerial port bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD...

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An aerial port beam view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

An aerial port beam view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LS...

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An aerial bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

An aerial bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) ...

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A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) underway

A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43)...

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An aerial starboard view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

An aerial starboard view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LS...

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A bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) underway

A bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) underway

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An aerial starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

An aerial starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY...

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An aerial starboard beam view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) underway

An aerial starboard beam view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENR...

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A port bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway

A port bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) und...

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The official nameplate and data plaque aboard the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43)

The official nameplate and data plaque aboard the dock landing ship US...

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Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Terence P. Larecque, executive officer, stands at the speakers podium during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Terence P. Larecque, executive officer, st...

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Retired Marine Corps Colonel (COL) Eugene E. Shoults, manager, Amphibious Warfare and Strategic Sealift Program, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Retired Marine Corps Colonel (COL) Eugene E. Shoults, manager, Amphibi...

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Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), speaks during the ship's commissioning. Distinguished guests standing on the speakers platform are, left to right: Chaplain (Captain) (CAPT) Jack D. Graham, CAPT Phillip F. Grasser, Rear Admiral (RADM) Joseph P. Reason, Commander (CDR) Rhodes, Representative Helen D. Bentley, Democrat-Maryland (MD), Vice Admiral (VADM) George W. Davis Jr., Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy, USMC; and retired Colonel (COL) Eugene E. Shoults, USMC

Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, commanding officer of the dock landi...

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Paul A. Schneider, executive director, Amphibious Warfare and Strategic Sealift Program, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Paul A. Schneider, executive director, Amphibious Warfare and Strategi...

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Naval officers salute as Representative Helen D. Bentley, Republican-Maryland, ship's sponsor, arrives for the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Naval officers salute as Representative Helen D. Bentley, Republican-M...

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Crew members stand in formation during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Crew members stand in formation during the commissioning of the dock l...

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Joseph R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co., speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Joseph R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co., speaks du...

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Crew members and guests attend the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Crew members and guests attend the commissioning of the dock landing s...

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Crew members "bring the ship alive" as they man the rails during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Crew members "bring the ship alive" as they man the rails during the c...

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Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, prospective commanding officer, and his wife are escorted to their seats during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, prospective commanding officer, and ...

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An interior view of the docking well of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) during the ship's commissioning

An interior view of the docking well of the dock landing ship USS FORT...

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Representative Helen D. Bentley, Republican-Maryland, ship's sponsor, is escorted to her seat during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Representative Helen D. Bentley, Republican-Maryland, ship's sponsor, ...

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Joseph R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co., and his wife are escorted to their seats during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Joseph R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co., and his w...

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Vice Admiral (VADM) G.W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific Fleet; Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy Jr., US Marine Corps (USMC), director, Operations Division, Plans, Policy and Operations Department, Headquarters, USMC; and Paul A. Schneider, executive director, Amphibious Warfare and Strategic Sealift program, Naval Sea Systems Command, listen to a speaker during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Vice Admiral (VADM) G.W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, Pa...

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A crewman uses a boat boom ladder to climb from a personnel boat to the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) on the ship's commissioning day

A crewman uses a boat boom ladder to climb from a personnel boat to th...

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Crew members man the rails during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Crew members man the rails during the commissioning of the dock landin...

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Vice Admiral George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet, left, Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), center, and Representative Helen D. Bentley, Republican-Maryland, observe as members of the crew man the rails during the ship's commissioning ceremony

Vice Admiral George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, US P...

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Vice Admiral (VADM) George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Vice Admiral (VADM) George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Forc...

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Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy Jr., director, operations division, plans policy, and operations department, Headquarters, US Marine Corps, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy Jr., director, operations division,...

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A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), including the docking well, during the ship's commissioning. Two personnel boats are tied to a boat boom alongside

A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)...

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Distinguished guests and crew members look over the commissioning cake for the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43). They are, left to right, front row: Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, ship's commanding officer; MASTER CHIEF Boatswain's Mate Jesse J. Holloway, command master chief; top row, Chaplain (Captain (CAPT)) Jack D. Graham, CAPT Phillip F. Grasser, supervisor of shipbuilding, Seattle, Washington; Rear Admiral (RADM) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, Washington

Distinguished guests and crew members look over the commissioning cake...

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Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Ba...

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A view of the city's skyline during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), foreground

A view of the city's skyline during the commissioning of the dock land...

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A view of the city's skyline during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), foreground

A view of the city's skyline during the commissioning of the dock land...

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Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, commanding officer, speaks during the ship's commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43). Seated on the platform, left to right, are: Paul A. Schneider, executive director, Amphibious, Auxiliary, Line and Sealift Ships Directorate, Naval Sea Systems Command; Representative Helen D. Bentley, Democrat-Maryland (MD), Vice Admiral (VADM) George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet; Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy, Jr., USMC; and Joseph R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co

Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, commanding officer, speaks during th...

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Distinguished guests salute the flag during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Distinguished guests salute the flag during the commissioning of the d...

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Vice Admiral (VADM) George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet, salutes upon his arrival for the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Vice Admiral (VADM) George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Forc...

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Captain (CAPT) Phil Grasser, supervisor of shipbuilding, Seattle, and his wife are escorted to their seats during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Captain (CAPT) Phil Grasser, supervisor of shipbuilding, Seattle, and ...

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A joint service color guard parades the colors in front of the speakers platform as the national anthem is played during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

A joint service color guard parades the colors in front of the speaker...

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Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy Jr., US Marine Corps (USMC), director, Operations Division, Plans, Policy and Operations Department, Headquarters, USMC, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy Jr., US Marine Corps (USMC), direct...

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Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, salutes during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Joseph P. Reason, commander, Naval Ba...

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Chaplain (CAPT.) Jack Graham gives the benediction at the conclusion of the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43)

Chaplain (CAPT.) Jack Graham gives the benediction at the conclusion o...

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Retired Colonel (COL) E.E. Shoults, US Marine Corps (USMC), and his wife are escorted to their seats during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Retired Colonel (COL) E.E. Shoults, US Marine Corps (USMC), and his wi...

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Retired Colonel (COL) Eugene E. Shoults, manager, Amphibious Warfare and Strategic Sealift Program, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Retired Colonel (COL) Eugene E. Shoults, manager, Amphibious Warfare a...

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Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy Jr., representing General (GEN) Alfred A. Gray Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, arrives for the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Major General (MGEN) Carl E. Mundy Jr., representing General (GEN) Alf...

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Red, white and blue balloons are released in celebration of the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Red, white and blue balloons are released in celebration of the commis...

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Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, commanding officer, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Commander (CDR) George S. Rhodes, commanding officer, speaks during th...

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A joint service color guard parades the colors in front of the speakers platform as the national anthem is played during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

A joint service color guard parades the colors in front of the speaker...

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Representative Helen D. Bentley, Republican-Maryland, ship's sponsor, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Representative Helen D. Bentley, Republican-Maryland, ship's sponsor, ...

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A Navy/Marine Corps color guard parades the colors during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

A Navy/Marine Corps color guard parades the colors during the commissi...

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Junior Officers escort Joseph R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Shipbuilding Co., left, and Represenative Helen D. Bentley, Democrat-Maryland, ship's sponsor, to the speakers platform during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)

Junior Officers escort Joseph R. Santosuosso, president, Lockheed Ship...

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An overall view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) docked in Elliott Bay prior to being commissioned

An overall view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) doc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seattle State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Lockheed Shipbuilding Co. Release Status: Released... more

A stern view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway with crew members manning the rails

A stern view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underw...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego Bay State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 David Weideman Release Status: Released ... more

A starboard quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway with crew members manning the rails

A starboard quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego Bay State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 David Weideman Release Status: Released ... more

A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway with crew members manning the rails

A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego Bay State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 David Weideman Release Status: Released ... more

A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) underway with crew members manning the rails

A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego Bay State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 David Weidman Release Status: Released t... more

A starboard quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) underway with crew members manning the rails

A starboard quarter view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego Bay State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 David Weidman Release Status: Released t... more

A starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) underway with crew members manning the rails

A starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego Bay State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 David Weideman Release Status: Released ... more

The large harbor tug CANONCHET (YTB-823) maneuvers the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) toward a pier as commercial harbor tugs position the amphibious cargo ship USS DURHAM (LKA-114). Both vessels have returned to the station following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

The large harbor tug CANONCHET (YTB-823) maneuvers the dock landing sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... more

A red, white and blue garland hangs from the bow of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) as the ship lies tied up at the pier. The FORT MCHENRY has returned to San Diego following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

A red, white and blue garland hangs from the bow of the dock landing s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

With their child in a carrier on her back, the wife of a chief petty officer assigned to the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) waves a pair of signs to get her husband's attention. The FORT MCHENRY has returned to San Diego following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

With their child in a carrier on her back, the wife of a chief petty o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

A sailor from the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) is reunited with his family following the vessel's return from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

A sailor from the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) is reuni...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... more

With the help of a pair of friends, two sailors assigned to the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) carry some of their gear across the pier as they depart on liberty. The FORT MCHENRY has returned to San Diego following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

With the help of a pair of friends, two sailors assigned to the dock l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

A chief petty officer from the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) is reunited with a loved one following the vessel's return from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

A chief petty officer from the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... more

A garland decorates the bow of the amphibious cargo ship USS DURHAM (LKA-114) as the vessel sits in port following its return from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm. In the background, the large harbor tug CANONCHET (YTB-823) maneuvers the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43), also just returned from the gulf, toward a pier

A garland decorates the bow of the amphibious cargo ship USS DURHAM (L...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: San Francisco Bay State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: P... more

A garland decorates the bow of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) as the vessel arrives in port following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

A garland decorates the bow of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

A sailor assigned to the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) is reunited with his parents on the pier. The FORT MCHENRY has returned to San Diego following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

A sailor assigned to the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

Sailors aboard the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) look for their loved ones on the pier following the vessel's return from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

Sailors aboard the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) look fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... more

A petty officer assigned to the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) smiles as he holds his infant daughter for the first time. The FORT MCHENRY has returned to San Diego following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

A petty officer assigned to the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

A red, white and blue garland hangs from the bow of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) as the ship is accompanied through the harbor by the large harbor tug CANONCHET (YTB-823). The FORT MCHENRY is returning to San Diego following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

A red, white and blue garland hangs from the bow of the dock landing s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

The starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) in San Diego Bay. The vessel is one of six U.S. Navy ships taking part in the Parade of Ships, part of San Diego's Accolades '91 celebration honoring local military units and installations

The starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ACCOLADES '91 Base: San Diego State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 R. J.... more

The starboard view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) in San Diego Bay. The vessel is one of six U.S. Navy ships taking part in the Parade of Ships, part of San Diego's Accolades '91 celebration honoring local military units and installations

The starboard view of the dock landing ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ACCOLADES '91 Base: San Diego State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 R. J.... more