Photo #: NH 97452
USS Monterey (CVL-26)
Underway in the Gulf of Mexico, 29 January 1953, with her crew spelling out "Mardi Gras 1953" on her flight deck.
Note that all her guns have been removed. She was then serving as training carrier, operating out of Pensacola, Florida, a duty she performed from January 1951 until June 1955.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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21 November 2000