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A view of the forward starboard poppets bracing the hull of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) as it sits on the ways before launching

A view of the forward starboard poppets bracing the hull of the dock l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries Inc. Release Status: Releas... more

A view of the aft starboard poppets bracing the hull of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) as it sits on the ways before launching

A view of the aft starboard poppets bracing the hull of the dock landi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries Inc. Release Status: Releas... more

A starboard view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) being assisted by tugs after its christening and launching

A starboard view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries, Inc. Release Status: Relea... more

A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) on the ways prior to launching

A port quarter view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries, Inc. Release Status: Relea... more

The official christening party of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) gathers on the brow of the ship for a group photo

The official christening party of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries, Inc. Release Status: Relea... more

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) slides down the ways and into the water amidst balloons and streamers during its christening and launching ceremony

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) slides down the ways a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries, Inc. Release Status: Relea... more

A starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) on the ways prior to launching

A starboard bow view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries, Inc. Release Status: Relea... more

Barbara Ann Croze Morgan, sponsor of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44), smashes the traditional bottle of champagne against the ship. Behind her are Albert L. Bossier Jr., president of Avondale Industries Inc., Shipyards Division; Susan Elizabeth Morgan and Lynn Ann Morgan, maids of honor; and Allison Leigh Enos, flower girl

Barbara Ann Croze Morgan, sponsor of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries, Inc. Release Status: Relea... more

Barbara Ann Croze Morgan, sponsor poses for a photograph while standing on the christening platform of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44)

Barbara Ann Croze Morgan, sponsor poses for a photograph while standin...

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A port bow view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) on the ways prior to launching

A port bow view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Avondale Industries, Inc. Release Status: Relea... more

During the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44), a Marine Corps color guard passes by, from left to right, RADM Glenn E. Whisler Jr., commander, Amphibious Group Two; VADM John W. Nyquist, assistant chief of naval operations, Surface Warfare; secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III; Sen. Charles S. Robb of Virginia; and VADM Joseph S. Donnell III, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

During the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks Release Status: Released to P... more

VADM John W. Nyquist, assistant chief of naval operations, Surface Warfare, speaks at the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44). Seated behind him are Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III, left, and Sen. Charles S. Robb of Virginia, right

VADM John W. Nyquist, assistant chief of naval operations, Surface War...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks Release Status: Released to P... more

Rendering salutes during the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) are, from left to right, Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Glenn E. Whisler Jr., commander, Amphibious Group Two: Vice Admiral (VADM) John W. Nyquist, assistant chief of naval operations, Surface Warfare; Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III; Senator Charles S. Robb of Virginia; and VADM Joseph S. Donnell III, commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet

Rendering salutes during the commissioning ceremony for the dock landi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks, USN Release Status: Released... more

Rendering salutes during the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) are, from left to right, Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III; Senator Charles S. Robb of Virginia; and Vice Admiral (VADM) Joseph S. Donnell III, commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet

Rendering salutes during the commissioning ceremony for the dock landi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks, USN Release Status: Released... more

Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III is escorted up a ramp by LCDR G. Joel Funari during the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III is escorted up a ramp by LCD...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks Release Status: Released to P... more

Sen. Charles S. Robb of Virginia delivers the keynote address at the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Sen. Charles S. Robb of Virginia delivers the keynote address at the c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks Release Status: Released to P... more

Rear Admiral Stephen S. Clarey, deputy commander/comptroller, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks at the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44).  Seated behind him are, from left to right, Vice Admiral (VADM) John W. Nyquist, assistant chief of naval operations, Surface Warfare; Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III; and Senator Charles S. Robb of Virginia

Rear Admiral Stephen S. Clarey, deputy commander/comptroller, Naval Se...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks, USN Release Status: Released... more

Standing at attention during the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) are, from left to right, VADM Joseph S. Donnell III, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; MGEN Ronald L. Beckwith, commanding general, Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing; and RADM Stephen S. Clarey, deputy commander/comptroller, Naval Sea Systems Command

Standing at attention during the commissioning ceremony for the dock l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks Release Status: Released to P... more

Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III speaks at the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44). Seated behind Secretary Ball are, from left to right, RADM Glenn E. Whisler Jr., commander, Amphibious Group Two; VADM John W. Nyquist, assistant chief of naval operations, Surface Warfare; and Sen. Charles S. Robb of Virginia

Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III speaks at the commissioning ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks Release Status: Released to P... more

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) lies tied up to a pier at Metro Machine Co. Imperial Docks for maintenance

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) lies tied up to a pier...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Portsmouth State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: Rel... more

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) lies tied up to a pier at Metro Machine Co. Imperial Docks for maintenance

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) lies tied up to a pier...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Portsmouth State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery Release Status: Released to Pub... more

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) lies tied up to a pier at Metro Machine Co. Imperial Docks for maintenance

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) lies tied up to a pier...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Portsmouth State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: Rel... more

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) stands at anchor amidst a line of ships

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) stands at anchor amids...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk, Portsmouth State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Peter S. Dunn Release Status: Releas... more

A Marine aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) watches as the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) steams alongside. The ships and their embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

A Marine aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) watc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CAPT.Mullen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A flight deck crewman uses a forklift to load cargo onto a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM-263) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1). The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) is in the background. The ships and their embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

A flight deck crewman uses a forklift to load cargo onto a Marine Medi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Rick Mullen Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Sailors aboard the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) look for their loved ones in the crowd gathered for the ship's arrival. The vessel has returned to port following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

Sailors aboard the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) look fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

An arch decorated with yellow ribbons is set up at the bottom of the gangplank in honor of the crew of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44). The vessel has returned to port following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

An arch decorated with yellow ribbons is set up at the bottom of the g...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

A sailor from the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) is reunited with his son following the vessel's arrival in port. The GUNSTON HALL has just returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

A sailor from the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) is reuni...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Sailors man the rails aboard the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) as the large harbor tug SANTAQUIN (YTB-824) maneuvers the vessel into port. The ship is returning from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

Sailors man the rails aboard the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (L...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Sailors watch from the pier as a commercial harbor tug maneuvers the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) into port. The vessel has returned to Little Creek following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

Sailors watch from the pier as a commercial harbor tug maneuvers the d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

The large harbor tug CAMPTI (YTB-816), right, stands by as the large harbor tug SANTAQUIN (YTB-824) moves the tank landing ship USS MANITOWOC (LST-1180) into its place at the pier. In the background is the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44). The MANITOWOC and the GUNSTON HALL have returned to Little Creek following their deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

The large harbor tug CAMPTI (YTB-816), right, stands by as the large h...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

The amphibious assault ships USS NASSAU (LHA-4), left, and USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) lie tied up near the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44), right, at the naval station

The amphibious assault ships USS NASSAU (LHA-4), left, and USS IWO JIM...

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 John Bivera Release Status: Re... more

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts cargo from the deck of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) as the vessel is underway during Operation Desert Shield

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts cargo from the deck of the do...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: USS Gunston Hall(LSD 44) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

A port view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) during Operation Desert Shield

A port view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) during ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: USS Gunston Hall(LSD 44) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4), foreground, and the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44), background, underway during Operation Desert Shield

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4), for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Di... more

Journalist SEAMAN Eddie Pagan, Navy Broadcasting Detachment, Rota, interviews ADM Jeremy M. Boorda, commander in chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe/Allied Forces, southern Europe, as the admiral visits aboard the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44). The island of the Spanish aircraft carrier SPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS (R-11) is in the background

Journalist SEAMAN Eddie Pagan, Navy Broadcasting Detachment, Rota, int...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Rota Country: Spain (ESP) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Arthur J. Mclaughlin Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

Signalman Roderick Powell looks at the Newport class tank landing ship through a pair of ship's binoculars on the port bridge wing of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Signalman Roderick Powell looks at the Newport class tank landing ship...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) underway

A starboard view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) un...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

A port bow view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) underway

A port bow view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) und...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

Signalman Roderick Powell observes two tank landing ships through binoculars on the port bridge wing of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Signalman Roderick Powell observes two tank landing ships through bino...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Signalmen hoist semaphore flags on the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Signalmen hoist semaphore flags on the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of Assault Craft Unit 4 (ACU-4) reads a book while sitting in the well deck of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

A member of Assault Craft Unit 4 (ACU-4) reads a book while sitting in...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Crewmen steady a ship's boat being moved by a crane on the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Crewmen steady a ship's boat being moved by a crane on the dock landin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of Special Boat Unit 20 (SBU-20) pause during a weapons firing exercise on the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44). Two 7.62mm M-60E3 lightweight machine guns and a 5.56mm M-16A1 fitted with an 40mm M-203 grenade launcher are on the deck

Members of Special Boat Unit 20 (SBU-20) pause during a weapons firing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) underway. The amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) and a Newport-class tank landing ship are in the background

A port beam view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) un...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

Members of Special Boat Unit 20 (SBU-20) fire 5.56mm M-16 rifles and ship's gunner's mates fire a .50-caliber M-2 machine gun off the starboard bow of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Members of Special Boat Unit 20 (SBU-20) fire 5.56mm M-16 rifles and s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Signalmen hoist semaphore flags on the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Signalmen hoist semaphore flags on the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) underway, taken from the superstructure of the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH-9). Flight deck crewmen service an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter on the GUAM. The amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) and the tank landing ships USS LA MOURE COUNTY (LST-1194) and USS SUMTER (LST-1181) are in the background

A starboard view of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) un...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of Special Boat Unit 20 (SBU-20) riding in a rigid-hull inflatable boat pass astern of the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

Members of Special Boat Unit 20 (SBU-20) riding in a rigid-hull inflat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter flies in front of three ships conducting an underway replenishment. They are, from left to right, the guided missile cruiser USS GETTYSBURG (CG-64), the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR-6) and the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

A Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight he...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) and the guided missile cruiser USS GETTYSBURG (CG-64) take on fuel from the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR-6) during an underway replenishment

The dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44) and the guided missile...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Navy (USN) SEAMAN (SN) Devon Jamison waits in the foreground, as a MH-53E Sea Dragon Helicopter, assigned to the "Blackhawks" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron One Five (HM-15), lands on the flight deck of the USN Whidbey Island Class: Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44), during exercise NAUTICAL UNION. US and Coalition Forces are participating in the Exercise, designed to enhance Maritime Security Operations (MSO) training, air defense, anti submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea (RAS), and command and control

US Navy (USN) SEAMAN (SN) Devon Jamison waits in the foreground, as a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NAUTICAL UNION Base: USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Robert R. Mcrill Release Status: Released to Public... more

Ens. Jessica Pommgrer scans the horizon for surface contacts aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Ens. Jessica Pommgrer scans the horizon for surface contacts aboard th...

Persian Gulf (Jul. 17, 2005) Ens. Jessica Pommgrer scans the horizon for surface contacts aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), while underway off the coast of ... more

Seaman Devon Jamison crouches down on the flight deck aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) to avoid the rotor wash of an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter.

Seaman Devon Jamison crouches down on the flight deck aboard the Whidb...

Persian Gulf (Jul. 17, 2005) Seaman Devon Jamison crouches down on the flight deck aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) to avoid the rotor wash of an MH-53E Sea... more

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) conducts Surface Action Group operations during exercise Nautical Union. Nautical Union is a joint exercise between U.S. and coalition forces in the Persian Gulf.

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) conducts Su...

Persian Gulf (Jul. 19, 2005) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) conducts Surface Action Group operations during exercise Nautical Union. Nautical Union is a joint exercise between U.S. a... more

U.S. Marines assigned to 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, take a look at their targets following marksmanship training.

U.S. Marines assigned to 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Mar...

Guinea (Oct. 07, 2005) U.S. Marines assigned to 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, take a look at their targets following marksmanship training aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston H... more

U.S. Marines assigned to 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment board the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

U.S. Marines assigned to 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Mar...

Guinea (Oct. 10, 2005) U.S. Marines assigned to 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment board the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) after the completion of training with Guinean forc... more

Ghanaian soldiers wait for berthing assignments aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) .

Ghanaian soldiers wait for berthing assignments aboard the dock landin...

Atlantic Ocean (Oct. 15, 2005) Ghanaian soldiers wait for berthing assignments aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) anchored off the coast of Ghana during West African Training Cruise '06 (WAT... more

A U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Utility (LCU), assigned to the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), carries Landing Amphibious Recovery Crafts (LARC) and personnel back to the ship during the West African Training Cruise 06.

A U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Utility (LCU), assigned to the dock landing...

Gulf of Guinea (Oct. 20, 2005) A U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Utility (LCU), assigned to the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), carries Landing Amphibious Recovery Crafts (LARC) and personnel back to the ... more

Sailors aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) hold on to a phone and distance line as it is connected to the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Wave Ruler.

Sailors aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) hold on...

Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 03, 2005) Sailors aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) hold on to a phone and distance line as it is connected to the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Wave Ruler through out ... more

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John McLaughlin, left, briefs members of the Senegalese 90th Naval Infantry in ship boarding procedures aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during the West African Training Cruise (WATC) �06.

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John McLaughlin, left, briefs members of the Seneg...

Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 03, 2005) U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John McLaughlin, left, briefs members of the Senegalese 90th Naval Infantry in ship boarding procedures aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) ... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chuck Myers (right), Charlie Company (C CO), 1ST Battalion (BN), 8th Marine Regiment (MAR REGT), Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (NC) trains a Senegalese Navy infantryman in Marine Corps Martial Arts aboard the US Navy (USN) Whidbey Island Class Dock Landing Ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44). The training is part of West African Training Cruise 06, enhancing security cooperation and fosters new partnerships between the United States, North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners, and participating West African nations through real-world training and engagement opportunities

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chuck Myers (right), Char...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Stephen Faulisi, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital P... more

A Netherlands patrol craft prepares to moor in the well deck aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

A Netherlands patrol craft prepares to moor in the well deck aboard th...

Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 06, 2005) A Netherlands patrol craft prepares to moor in the well deck aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during Exercise Green Osprey while participating in the West Af... more

Deck Department personnel aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), moor a Landing Craft Vehicle.

Deck Department personnel aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hal...

Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 06, 2005) Deck Department personnel aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), moor a Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) from the Royal Netherlands landing platform dock HN... more

A Netherlands Navy 5-Series Patrol Craft ODDANE (L4527) prepares to moor in the well deck aboard the Whidbey Island Class Dock Landing Ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) during Exercise GREEN OSPREY while participating in the West African Training Cruise (WATC) 2006. The WATC enhances security cooperation and fosters new partnerships between the United States, North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners and the participating West African nations of Ghana, Senegal, Guinea and Morocco through real-world training and engagement opportunities

A Netherlands Navy 5-Series Patrol Craft ODDANE (L4527) prepares to mo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Cliff Williams, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

Deck Department personnel aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Deck Department personnel aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hal...

Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 07, 2005) Deck Department personnel aboard the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), signal to a Royal Netherlands Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) as it moors next to the well decks ram... more

US Navy (USN) and Royal Netherlands Navy personnel monitor a Royal Netherlands Navy CB 90 utility craft being lifted on board the USN Whidbey Island Class Dock Landing Ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) off the West African coast as part of West African Training Cruise (WATC) 2006. The WATC enhances security cooperation and fosters new partnerships between the United States, North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners and the participating West African nations of Ghana, Senegal, Guinea and Morocco through real-world training and engagement opportunities

US Navy (USN) and Royal Netherlands Navy personnel monitor a Royal Net...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Country: Senegal (SEN) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Stephen Faulisi, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

U.S. and Royal Netherlands Navy personnel monitor a Norwegian S90N combat boat as it is lifted aboard the U.S. Navy's dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44).

U.S. and Royal Netherlands Navy personnel monitor a Norwegian S90N com...

West Africa (Nov. 12, 2005) U.S. and Royal Netherlands Navy personnel monitor a Norwegian S90N combat boat as it is lifted aboard the U.S. Navy's dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) off the coast of Wes... more

Sailors and Marines celebrate the opening ceremony of 2007 Fleet Week USA in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sailors and Marines celebrate the opening ceremony of 2007 Fleet Week ...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Apr. 30, 2007) Sailors and Marines celebrate the opening ceremony of 2007 Fleet Week USA in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Taking part in this years Fleet Week USA is amphibious assault ship USS K... more

Dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) are in port for Fleet Week 2007 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) are in port for Fleet Week...

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (May. 03, 2007) Dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15), guided missile destroyer USS Forest Sherman (DDG 98) and amphibious assault ship ... more

Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) execute restricted maneuvers along with amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gun...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 21, 2007) Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) execute restricted maneuvers along with amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) expe... more

Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) execute restricted maneuvers along with amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gun...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 21, 2007) Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) execute restricted maneuvers along with amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) expe... more

Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) execute restricted maneuvers along with amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gun...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 21, 2007) Guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) execute restricted maneuvers along with amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) expe... more

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) transports equipment from Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) 22 to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) transports equipment from Marine E...

Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 31, 2007) A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) transports equipment from Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) 22 to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is on ... more

Lt. j.g Edward Stevenson uses a laser range-finder aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Lt. j.g Edward Stevenson uses a laser range-finder aboard the guided m...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 08, 2007) Lt. j.g Edward Stevenson uses a laser range-finder aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to determine the distance between Porter and the dock landing ship USS G... more

Members of the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Visit, Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team conduct boarding exercises aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

Members of the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Visit, Boar...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 08, 2007) Members of the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Visit, Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team conduct boarding exercises aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter... more

Sgt. Brandon Howard boards dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) after being dropped off in a CH-53 Super Stallion attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 261.

Sgt. Brandon Howard boards dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)...

RED SEA (Aug. 28, 2007) Sgt. Brandon Howard boards dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) after being dropped off in a CH-53 Super Stallion attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 261. Gunston ... more

Stretcher-bearer teams run toward victims during a competition aboard dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Stretcher-bearer teams run toward victims during a competition aboard ...

PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 08, 2007) Stretcher-bearer teams run toward victims during a competition aboard dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall held the competition as part of Damage Control Olympi... more

 Landing Craft Unit 1653, attached to Marine Expeditionary Unit 22, prepares to embark aboard dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Landing Craft Unit 1653, attached to Marine Expeditionary Unit 22, pr...

PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 13, 2007) Landing Craft Unit 1653, attached to Marine Expeditionary Unit 22, prepares to embark aboard dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is underway for a scheduled de... more

An MH-60S Seahawk attached to the

An MH-60S Seahawk attached to the

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2007) An MH-60S Seahawk attached to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Combat Sea Squadron (HSC) 26, flies in front of dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commu... more

Leaders from the U.S. and Djiboutian military meet for a reception at end the Operation Image Nautilus aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Leaders from the U.S. and Djiboutian military meet for a reception at ...

DJIBOUTI (Dec. 15, 2007) Leaders from the U.S. and Djiboutian military meet for a reception at end the Operation Image Nautilus aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Image Nautilus ... more

Stuart Symington, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, talks with service members aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during a reception at end the Operation Image Nautilus.

Stuart Symington, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, talks with service memb...

DJIBOUTI (Dec. 15, 2007) Stuart Symington, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, talks with service members aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during a reception at end the Operation Image... more

U.S. Navy Commodore Frank Ponds presents Djiboutian Army Brig. Gen. Osman Soubagleh with a coin during a reception at end the Operation Image Nautilus aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

U.S. Navy Commodore Frank Ponds presents Djiboutian Army Brig. Gen. Os...

DJIBOUTI (Dec. 15, 2007) U.S. Navy Commodore Frank Ponds, commander, Kearsage Strike Group, presents Djiboutian Army Brig. Gen. Osman Soubagleh, director international relations, with a coin during a reception ... more

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West during an all hands call with the Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West during an all...

NORFOLK, Va. (Apr. 14, 2009) "The rescue of Captain Phillips is even more proof of just how flexible our Navy is, and how capable we are at fighting crime on the high seas," said Master Chief Petty Officer of t... more

Pall bearers fold the American flag during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Gunston Hall.

Pall bearers fold the American flag during a burial at sea ceremony ab...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2009) Seaman Apprentice Josue Fernandez-Lopez and Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Theo Beasley assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) fold the American ... more

Sailors aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) lift the American flag off a casket during a burial at sea ceremony.

Sailors aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) lift the American flag off a ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) lift the American flag off a casket during a burial at sea ceremony. Gunston Hall is underway conducting ... more

Sailors and Marines man the rails of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), as the ship departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

Sailors and Marines man the rails of the Whidbey Island-class dock lan...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 15, 2010) Sailors and Marines man the rails of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), as the ship departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Stor... more

Sailors secure the brow of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as the ship departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

Sailors secure the brow of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship ...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 15, 2010) Sailors secure the brow of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as the ship departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Gunston ... more

A CH-53E Super Stallion delivers a water buffalo to USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

A CH-53E Super Stallion delivers a water buffalo to USS Gunston Hall (...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2010) A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 366 delivers a water buffalo to the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LS... more

Members of Africa Partnership Station West and U.S. Marines move lumber on the flight deck of USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Members of Africa Partnership Station West and U.S. Marines move lumbe...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 16, 2010) Members of Africa Partnership Station West and U.S. Marines move lumber on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall was diverted... more

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Dennis Minydzak, from Pittsburgh, demonstrates on Ensign Whitney Krese the proper method for applying a sling during basic life-saving and preventive medicine training aboard the amphibious

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Dennis Minydzak, from Pittsburgh, demonstr...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 17, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Dennis Minydzak, from Pittsburgh, demonstrates on Ensign Whitney Krese the proper method for applying a sling during basic life-saving and preventive m... more

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Robert Lemon, assigned to Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 203, helps load food and medical supplies aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Robert Lemon, assigned to Maritime Civil A...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) load food and medical supplies aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat aboard the amphibious dock land... more

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) is anchored near the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base.

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) is anchored...

KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) is anchored near the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. Gunston Hall was diverted from its Africa Partnership Station (AP... more

Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) conduct a general quarters drill.

Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship U...

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 21, 2010) Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) conduct a general quarters drill. Gunston Hall is on a scheduled deployment to... more

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operates off the coast of Killick, Haiti.

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operates of...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operates off the coast of Killick, Haiti. Gunston Hall is supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magni... more

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Alde Aadam helps other American and Mexican Sailors unload boxes of food and humanitarian supplies donated by Mexico.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Alde Aadam helps other American and Mexican...

KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Alde Aadam, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), helps other American and Mexican Sailors unload boxes of food and hu... more

A pallet of humanitarian aid is craned from USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) onto a landing craft unit off the coast of Killick.

A pallet of humanitarian aid is craned from USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) ...

KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) A pallet of humanitarian aid is craned from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) onto a landing craft unit off the coast of Killick. Gunston Hall was diverte... more

Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Michael Sacco transports pallets of food provided through Project Handclasp.

Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Michael Sacco transports pallets of food provi...

KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) Boatswains Mate Seaman Michael Sacco, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), transports pallets of food provided through Project Handclasp at the ... more

A rigid-hull inflatable boat transports Sailors from the Killick Coast Guard Station to USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

A rigid-hull inflatable boat transports Sailors from the Killick Coast...

BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) A rigid-hull inflatable boat transports Sailors from the Killick Coast Guard Station in Haiti to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Ha... more

A pallet of humanitarian aid is craned from USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) onto a landing craft unit off the coast of Killick.

A pallet of humanitarian aid is craned from USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) ...

KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) A pallet of humanitarian aid is craned from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) onto a landing craft unit off the coast of Killick. Gunston Hall was diverte... more