Photos from Warren Carrington

Replenishment at Sea


 
Capt. Turner was due to be replaced by Capt. Rumble. Before he handed over command to Capt. Rumble he had our Recon plane fly over and take a photo of us during a replenishment at sea in the Tonkin Gulf.
Date 28 July 1968
Place Tonken Gulf
Ships
         USS AMERICA (CVA-66)
         USS VEGA (AF-59)
         USS EPPERSON (DD-719)
Offical U.S. Navy Photograph
 by PH2 J.D. West, USN
 
What's kind of cool for me is the fact that I was one of the QM's (Masterhelmsman) that was steering at the time.  Capt. Turner signed each photo and presented them to the people that worked on the bridge with him so I know very few of the crew of the America on her first Vietnam Tour got one.
 
For members of the America crew that would like to download a full resolution copy of the photo so that they can have it printed the link is below.
 
Full size photo. Note that this will open a separate page. You can right-click the photo and choose Save picture as... to download it to your PC.
 
I reduced the file size a little on my web server to about 2.5 megs to keep bandwidth lower. This should still be sufficient for printing an 8 x 10 copy of the photo.


I think this was taken on our return from the Tonkin Gulf in 1968 probably late Nov. early Dec. in the Atlantic around the South American Coast. The ship is the AO-55 USS ELOKOMIN
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Somewhere in the Tonkin Gulf fall of 69' refueling the USS JOHN W. WEEKS DD-701
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Below are are the homecoming photos on Dec. 1968 with the America returning to Pier 12. Norfolk, Va.
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   Warren
 
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