The ill-fated airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) was launched on August 8, 1931. Designed as a potential flying aircraft carrier, this reel of stock Navy footage includes scenes of theAkron launching and retrieving its complement of Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk “parasite fighters.”
My “not very good” photos from OpSail 2012 here in Groton/New London from a couple weeks ago. Tried my hand at touching them up in photo editing software with mixed results. We have the US Coast Guard Barque Eagle, the USS Carter Hall and the Brazilian sailing ship, Cisne Branco. In the background you can see the New London Harbor Lighthouse.
GULF OF ADEN (May 4, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter delivers cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)
ARABIAN SEA (Jan 19, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) join for a turnover of responsibility in the Arabian Sea. Both ships are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric S. Powell/Released)120119-N-QH883-124