Photo #: NH 97284
"Carib 1-68 Patrol"
"Caribbean Ready Group steams in formation as it patrols the Caribbean Sea. Commanded by Capt. J.B. Drachnik, USN, Commander Amphibious Squadron Four, its mission is the promotion of peace and goodwill and the protection of U.S. citizens and property ashore in time of crisis. Homeported in Norfolk, Va., the Group has been deployed since March. Ships of the Ready Group are: (l-r) Attack Cargo Ship, USS Rankin (AKA-103); Dock Landing Ship, USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30); Amphibious Assault Ship, USS Boxer (LPH-4); Tank Landing Ship, USS Graham County (LST-1176); and High Speed Transport, USS Kirwin (APD-90)."
Photographed by PH2 A.P. Gonthier, Jr.
The original photograph and caption was released by USS Boxer in 1968.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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5 June 2000