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-- EVENTS - The Korean War, 1950-1953

Miscellaneous Shipboard Activities, June-December 1950



This page features miscellaneous views taken on board ship during Korean War activities in 1950 and provides links to similar images from 1951-53.
Other views taken on board ships during this time will be found in appropriate subsections of our Korean War presentation.

For miscellaneous shipboard scenes taken in 1951-53, see:

  • Miscellaneous Shipboard Activities, 1951-53
  • Posed Views of Ship's Crews
  • For links to more pictures of the first months of the Korean War, see:

  • The North Korean Offensive, 25 June - 15 September 1950
  • The United Nations' Offensive, 15 September - 25 November 1950
  • The Chinese Offensive, 25 November 1950 - 25 January 1951
  • A precis of our Korean War images, and links to more comprehensive pictorial coverage of that conflict:

  • The Korean War, June 1950 - July 1953 - Introductory Overview and Special Image Selection

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    Photo #: 80-G-420963

    USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)


    Pilots from Fighter Squadron 111 or 112 (VF-111 or VF-112) relaxing with a card game and accordion music in the carrier's wardroom, during operations off Korea, circa mid-October 1950.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 108KB; 740 x 615 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-420938

    USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)


    Operations Officer in the "Pri-Fly" booth checks in returning aircraft after a strike on Korean targets, circa 19 October 1950.
    In the distance is a Vought F4U-4B "Corsair" approaching to land on board.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 86KB; 740 x 630 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-420494

    USS Helena (CA-75)
    ,

    Lieutenant Commander John J. McGowan, ship's Chaplain, leads a Protestant group in hymns, as Helena operates in Korean waters, 16 October 1950.
    Though he is a Catholic Chaplain, McGowan's duties include conducting interdenominational services as well as celebrating the Mass.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 104KB; 740 x 615 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-427432

    Apnok

    (Republic of Korea Frigate, 1950-1952)

    Crewmen load a "Hedgehog" anti-submarine mortar, while on duty in Inchon Harbor, South Korea.
    Photo is dated 21 December 1950.
    Apnok, the former USS Rockford (PF-48), had been transferred to the ROK Navy in October 1950.
    Note striped armbands worn by some of these men.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 115KB; 740 x 620 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: NH 97014

    Evacuation of Inchon, Korea, December 1950-January 1951


    A launch from HMS Kenya comes alongside USS Eldorado (AGC-11), as a snow storm sweeps through Inchon harbor.
    Eldorado was command ship for the evacuation of United Nations' forces and supplies from Inchon. Kenya provided gunfire support for the operation.
    The original photograph was released by Commander, Naval Forces, Far East, and is dated 22 December 1950.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 150KB; 575 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 73693

    Lieutenant(Junior Grade) Philip Levin, USN,

    Commanding Officer of USS Osprey (AMS-28)

    On the bridge of his ship during the early 1950s.
    Note fancy braded cordwork on his binoculars.

    Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 102KB; 605 x 765 pixels

     



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