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[Ironclad USS Essex at Baton Rouge, Louisiana]

[Ironclad USS Essex at Baton Rouge, Louisiana]

Title devised by Library staff. Probably photographed by McPherson & Oliver. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.... more

U.S. Marine Corps armored amphibious vehicles from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team leave the beach of Iwo Jima.

U.S. Marine Corps armored amphibious vehicles from the 2nd Battalion, ...

Philippine Sea (Mar. 08, 2006) U.S. Marine Corps armored amphibious vehicles from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team leave the beach on the island of Iwo Jima to return to the amphib... more

CV 9  Essex

CV 9 Essex

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

CV 9  Essex

CV 9 Essex

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

CV 9  Essex

CV 9 Essex

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

CV 9  Essex

CV 9 Essex

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

CV 9  Essex

CV 9 Essex

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

CV 9  Essex

CV 9 Essex

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

Apollo 7 crew arrives aboard recovery ship, U.S.S. Essex

Apollo 7 crew arrives aboard recovery ship, U.S.S. Essex

S68-49744 (22 Oct. 1968) --- The Apollo 7 crew is welcomed aboard the USS Essex, the prime recovery ship for the mission. Left to right, are astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr., commander; Donn F. Eisele, command ... more

Member of Apollo 7 crew hoisted to helicopter during recovery operations

Member of Apollo 7 crew hoisted to helicopter during recovery operatio...

S68-49661 (22 Oct. 1968) --- A member of the Apollo 7 crew is hoisted up to a recovery helicopter from the USS Essex during recovery operations. The Apollo 7 spacecraft splashed down at 7:11 a.m., Oct. 22, 1968... more

Apollo 7 crew post-flight

Apollo 7 crew post-flight

S68-52542 (22 Oct. 1968) --- The Apollo 7 crew arrives aboard the USS Essex, the prime recovery ship for the mission. Left to right, are astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr., commander; Donn F. Eisele, command modu... more

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 24, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012.

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 24, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (A...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 24, 2012) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 24, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. Twent... more

A  Landing Craft Air Cushion departs Bellows Air Force Station.

A Landing Craft Air Cushion departs Bellows Air Force Station.

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (Jul. 28, 2012) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 32, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, departs Bellows Air Force Station for the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the Rim ... more

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) steams in a multinational formation during a photo exercise off the coast of Hawaii during the Rim of... more

USS Essex departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific 2012 exercise.

USS Essex departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the...

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Jul. 11, 2012) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exer... more

200818-N-KF697-1031 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 18, 2020) Royal

200818-N-KF697-1031 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 18, 2020) Royal

200818-N-KF697-1031 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 18, 2020) Royal Brunei Navy Darussalam-class offshore patrol vessel KDB Darulehsan (OPV 07), Royal Canadian Navy ship HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338), Republic of Singapore Navy ... more

RIMPAC 2020

RIMPAC 2020

200821-N-JW440-3470 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Sirius (O 266) steams in a multinational formation during a photo exercise off the coast of Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific... more

Distinguished visitors tour the USS Essex (LHD-2) July

Distinguished visitors tour the USS Essex (LHD-2) July

Distinguished visitors tour the USS Essex (LHD-2) July 11, 2012, during it's first day at sea during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircra... more

Soldiers and U.S. Marines conduct close quarters combat training.

Soldiers and U.S. Marines conduct close quarters combat training.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 15, 2012) Soldiers from the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation Company, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Manitoba, conduct close quarters combat training... more

A helicopter approaches USS Essex.

A helicopter approaches USS Essex.

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (Jul. 28, 2012) A helicopter approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) off the coast of Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. T... more

Service members from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Tonga and the United States get in position to man the rails aboard USS Essex.

Service members from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Ne...

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Jul. 11, 2012) Service members from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Tonga and the United States get in position to man the rails aboard the am... more

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 32  prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 32 prepares to enter the well deck o...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 01, 2012) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 32, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Twenty-two nations, m... more

200821-N-JW440-1307 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) Republic

200821-N-JW440-1307 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) Republic

200821-N-JW440-1307 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) Republic of Korea Navy ship ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin (DDH 975) steams in a multinational formation during a photo exercise off the coast of Hawaii during the... more

RIMPAC 2020

RIMPAC 2020

200825-N-CE463-1033 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 25, 2020) U.S. Navy Operations Specialist 1st Class Robert Bell, from Cambridge, Md., trains Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Sierra Williams, from Christianstead, Virgin Island... more

Marines from USS Essex disembark Landing Craft Air Cushion.

Marines from USS Essex disembark Landing Craft Air Cushion.

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (Jul. 28, 2012) Marines from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) disembark Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 24 at Bellows Air Force Station during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exe... more

200821-N-RP442-3207 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) U.S.

200821-N-RP442-3207 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) U.S.

200821-N-RP442-3207 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) steams in a multinational formation during a photo exercise off the coast of Hawaii during the Ri... more

Sailors prepare to move two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.

Sailors prepare to move two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion he...

-CA1 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 12, 2012) Sailors prepare to move two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 201... more

Marines attempt to acquire a signal with secure data communication equipment on a weather deck.

Marines attempt to acquire a signal with secure data communication equ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 12, 2012) Marine Pvt. David Phelan and Sgt. Vincent Flores, both assigned to Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, attempt to acquire a signal with secure data communication equipment... more

A landing craft air cushion departs USS Essex.

A landing craft air cushion departs USS Essex.

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (Jul. 28, 2012) A landing craft air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. T... more

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2020) U.S. Navy Sailors participate

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2020) U.S. Navy Sailors participate

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2020) U.S. Navy Sailors participate in a medical training drill aboard U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020. Te... more

RIMPAC 2020

RIMPAC 2020

200821-N-RP442-4608 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2020) Multinational navy ships and a submarine steam in formation during a group sail off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020, August... more

USS Nimitz and USS Essex are underway in close formation during the Rim of the Pacific 2012 exercise.

USS Nimitz and USS Essex are underway in close formation during the Ri...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 27, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) are underway in close formation during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Twe... more

Marine amphibious assault vehicles ride onto a beach in formation.

Marine amphibious assault vehicles ride onto a beach in formation.

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII KANEOHE BAY (Aug. 01, 2012) Marine amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) ride onto a beach in formation during a mechanized assault exerc... more

Marines make their way to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

Marines make their way to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2...

MARINE CORPS BASE, Hawaii (Jul. 12, 2012) Marines assigned to Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon, Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, make their way to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), du... more

Soldiers from countries participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise play rugby aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

Soldiers from countries participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPA...

-CA1 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 14, 2012) Soldiers from countries participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise play rugby aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Twenty-two nations, more tha... more

200817-N-KF697-1038
PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 17, 2020) Republic

200817-N-KF697-1038 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 17, 2020) Republic

200817-N-KF697-1038 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 17, 2020) Republic of Korea Navy ship (ROKS) Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin (DDH 975), Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) and U.S. Navy fleet replenishment oiler US... more

The commanding general of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force shakes hands with the commander of Combined Task Force 176.

The commanding general of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force shakes ha...

PEARL HARBOR (Jul. 11, 2012) U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Kenneth Glueck, commanding general of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, shakes hands with Canadian Commodore Peter Ellis, commander of Combined Task Force (C... more

New Zealand Army soldiers disembark USS Essex.

New Zealand Army soldiers disembark USS Essex.

PEARL HARBOR (Jul. 06, 2012) New Zealand Army soldiers assigned to Alpha Company play touch rugby on the wharf while waiting for their transport to arrive during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. Twenty-two nat... more

RIMPAC 2020 - HMAS Hobart

RIMPAC 2020 - HMAS Hobart

PACIFIC OCEAN (August 21, 2020) Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Hobart (DDG 39) steams in a multinational formation during a photo exercise off the coast of Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercis... more

A helicopter takes off from the flight deck of USS Essex.

A helicopter takes off from the flight deck of USS Essex.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 20, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) ... more

200817-N-SH168-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug.17, 2020) Wasp-class

200817-N-SH168-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug.17, 2020) Wasp-class

200817-N-SH168-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug.17, 2020) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the Pacific Ocean alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during Ex... more

A Landing Craft Air Cushion arrives at Bellows Air Force Station.

A Landing Craft Air Cushion arrives at Bellows Air Force Station.

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (Jul. 28, 2012) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 32, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, arrives at Bellows Air Force Station from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the ... more

Australian marines sleep alongside USS Essex before training evolutions with Kingdom of Tonga, Indonesian, and U.S. Marines and Canadian soldiers.

Australian marines sleep alongside USS Essex before training evolution...

PEARL HARBOR (Jul. 06, 2012) Australian marines sleep alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) before training evolutions with Kingdom of Tonga, Indonesian, and U.S. Marines and Canadian soldiers... more

Sailors direct a landing craft air cushion into the welldeck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

Sailors direct a landing craft air cushion into the welldeck of the am...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 16, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Krystal Sams assists Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Joseph Leblanc in directing Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 24, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, ... more

A Landing crafts air cushion approaches USS Essex.

A Landing crafts air cushion approaches USS Essex.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 01, 2012) Landing crafts air cushion, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, approach the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. Twenty-two natio... more

U.S. Marine helicopters sit on the flight deck during flight operations aboard USS Essex.

U.S. Marine helicopters sit on the flight deck during flight operation...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 12, 2012) U.S. Marine helicopters sit on the flight deck during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. Twenty-two nat... more

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter practices landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter practices landing...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 12, 2012) A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter practices landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Tw... more

Marines assigned to Combat Assault Company perform a loading exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) with amphibious assault vehicles during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.

Marines assigned to Combat Assault Company perform a loading exercise ...

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (Jul. 12, 2012) Marines assigned to Combat Assault Company perform a loading exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) with amphibious assault vehicles during the Rim ... more

Aircraft maintainers prepare to move two U.S. Marine

Aircraft maintainers prepare to move two U.S. Marine

Aircraft maintainers prepare to move two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters on amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), in the Pacific Ocean July 12, 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 s... more

New Zealand Army soldiers disembark USS Essex.

New Zealand Army soldiers disembark USS Essex.

PEARL HARBOR (Jul. 06, 2012) New Zealand Army soldiers assigned to Alpha Company disembark the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) to participate in a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Twenty-two... more

Marines make their way to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

Marines make their way to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2...

MARINE CORPS BASE KANE\'OHE BAY, Hawaii (Jul. 15, 2012) Marines assigned to Amphibious Assault Vehicle Platoon, Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, make their way to the amphibious assault ship USS Ess... more

Lt. Gen. Stuart Bear speaks with Canadian soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Lt. Gen. Stuart Bear speaks with Canadian soldiers assigned to the 2nd...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 14, 2012) Lt. Gen. Stuart Beare, commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command Headquarters , speaks with Canadian soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Lig... more

A helicopter prepares to land.

A helicopter prepares to land.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 20, 2012) A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter prepares to land on the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Twenty-tw... more

A Canadian soldier conducts morning physical training.

A Canadian soldier conducts morning physical training.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 14, 2012) A soldier from the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation Company, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, from Shilo, Manitoba, conducts morning physical training ... more

200822-N-RP442-1011 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2020) Republic

200822-N-RP442-1011 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2020) Republic

200822-N-RP442-1011 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2020) Republic of Korea Navy ship ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin (DDH 975) and U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) conduct a repleni... more

Lt. Gen. Stuart Beare speaks to Canadian soldiers.

Lt. Gen. Stuart Beare speaks to Canadian soldiers.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 14, 2012) Lt. Gen. Stuart Beare, commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command Headquarters, speaks with Canadian soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Ligh... more

200816-N-KF697-1037 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 16, 2020)

200816-N-KF697-1037 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 16, 2020)

200816-N-KF697-1037 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 16, 2020) A MK-15 Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS) fires during a live-fire exercise aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The Essex is curr... more

Soldiers and U.S. Marines conduct close quarters combat training.

Soldiers and U.S. Marines conduct close quarters combat training.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 15, 2012) Soldiers from the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation Company, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, from Shilo, Manitoba, and U.S. Marines assigned to 1st Batt... more

USS Essex departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific 2012 exercise.

USS Essex departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the...

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Jul. 11, 2012) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exer... more

Workmen at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. listen as General Alfred M. Gray Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks during keel laying ceremony for the LHD-class amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD 2). J St. Pe', president, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc., and E.E. Shoults, program manager, Amphibious Warfare and Strategic Sea Lift Program, are pictured in the background

Workmen at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. listen as General Alfred M. Gray...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pascagoula State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Release Status: Rel... more

GEN. Alfred M. Gray Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks during the keel-laying ceremony for the LHD-class amphibious assault ship Essex (LHD-2). J. St. Pe', president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. and E.E. Shoults, program manager, Amphibious Warfare and Strategic Sea Lift Program, are pictured in the background

GEN. Alfred M. Gray Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pascagoula State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Release Status: Rel... more

General Alfred M. Gray Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, authenticates the keel plaque at the keel laying ceremony for the LHD-class amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD 2). Standing by during the signing are, from left: E.E. Shoults, program manager, Amphibious Warfare and Strategic Sea Lift Program; J St. Pe', president, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc., General Gray; Captain M.G. Simpson, suprervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula; and Joe Smith, welder

General Alfred M. Gray Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, authentica...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pascagoula State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Release Status: Rel... more

A port quarter view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) as it is moved toward a floating dry dock for launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding

A port quarter view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) as it...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pascagoula State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released ... more

Commercial harbor tugs maneuver the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) toward a pier following its launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding

Commercial harbor tugs maneuver the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD...

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Commercial harbor tugs approach the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) to maneuver it toward a pier following its launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding

Commercial harbor tugs approach the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pascagoula State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released ... more

Commercial harbor tugs maneuver the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) toward a pier following its launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding

Commercial harbor tugs maneuver the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD...

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A bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) on the ways prior to its launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding

A bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) on the ways pr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pascagoula State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released ... more

A starboard quarter view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) as it is moved toward a floating dry dock for launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding

A starboard quarter view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) ...

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A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) as it is moved toward a floating dry dock for launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding

A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) as i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pascagoula State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released ... more

RADM Alvin B. Koeneman, right, the Navy's chief of chaplains, and other platform guests render honors as the national anthem is played at the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)

RADM Alvin B. Koeneman, right, the Navy's chief of chaplains, and othe...

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Lynne Cheney, right, sponsor of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2), breaks a bottle of champagne across its bow to christen the ship. Looking on are, from left: Jerry St. Pe, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding; Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney; and Elizabeth and Mary Cheney, maids of honor

Lynne Cheney, right, sponsor of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD...

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Jerry St. Pe, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, speaks at the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)

Jerry St. Pe, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, speaks at the christe...

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Orion L. Hoch, chairman of the board, Litton, speaks at the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)

Orion L. Hoch, chairman of the board, Litton, speaks at the christenin...

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Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney speaks at the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney speaks at the christening of the amph...

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Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi speaks at the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)

Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi speaks at the christening of the amphib...

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Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney stands on the platform with his family during the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2). Cheney's wife, Lynne, standing at right, is the ship's sponsor. Their daughters Elizabeth, second from left, and Mary are Mrs. Cheney's maids of honor

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney stands on the platform with his famil...

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Guests move to take their places for the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)

Guests move to take their places for the christening of the amphibious...

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CHIEF of Naval Operations ADM Frank B. Kelso II speaks at the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)

CHIEF of Naval Operations ADM Frank B. Kelso II speaks at the christen...

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Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III speaks at the christening of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III speaks at the christenin...

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The guided missile cruisers, left to right, CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG-71), ANZIO (CG-68) and VICKSBURG (CG-69) undergo construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation. At right is the stern of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2), also under construction. Exact Date Shot Unknown

The guided missile cruisers, left to right, CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG-71), A...

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An elevated port quarter view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

An elevated port quarter view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LH...

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A bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

A bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Gulf Of Mexico Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard quarter view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

An elevated starboard quarter view of the amphibious assault ship ESSE...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Gulf Of Mexico Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A stern view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

A stern view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Gulf Of Mexico Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

A port beam view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Gulf Of Mexico Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

An elevated bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) unde...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Gulf Of Mexico Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated port bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

An elevated port bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Gulf Of Mexico Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX underway during sea trials

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX underway during s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Gulf Of Mexico Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard beam view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

A starboard beam view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) und...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Gulf Of Mexico Scene Camera Operator: Ingalls Shipbuilding Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway during sea trials

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship ESSEX (LHD-2) underway ...

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Bunting bedecks the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2) as it stands at the pier during its commissioning ceremony

Bunting bedecks the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2) as it st...

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Crew members man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2) as AV-8B Harrier aircraft conduct a flyover during the vessel's commissioning ceremony

Crew members man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS ESSE...

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Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean O'Keefe speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2)

Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean O'Keefe speaks during the commission...

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A color guard stands at attention as Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean O'Keefe arrives for the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2)

A color guard stands at attention as Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean...

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Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean O'Keefer speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2)

Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean O'Keefer speaks during the commissio...

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Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney shakes hands with Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean O'Keefer following O'Keefer's speech at the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2)

Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney shakes hands with Acting Secretary...

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The crowd gathered for the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2) listens to a speaker as the ship, decorated with bunting, stands moored to the pier

The crowd gathered for the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious as...

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Naval officers salute and civilian dignitaries stand at attention during the playing of the national anthem during the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2)

Naval officers salute and civilian dignitaries stand at attention duri...

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LT. GEN. Henry C. Stackpole III, deputy chief of staff for plans, policies and operations, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2)

LT. GEN. Henry C. Stackpole III, deputy chief of staff for plans, poli...

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Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney arrives for the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD-2)

Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney arrives for the commissioning cere...

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