Photo #: NH 98296
USS Boston (CAG-1)
CH-46A helicopter from USS Sylvania (AFS-2) lifts a new Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) radome into position atop Boston's foremast, during replacement of the cruiser's lightning-damaged TACAN transmitter and radome in the Mediterranean Sea.
The photograph accompanies a USS Boston press release dated 26 February 1966.
The damage was received in the northern Aegean Sea in January 1966. Due to non-availability of suitable cranes in the area, and the ship's operating schedule, the helicopter was used to remove the original transmitter and install its replacements. Pilots were Lieutenant Commander R.W. Russell and Lieutenant (Junior Grade) T.H. Hoivik. Controller was Lieutenant B.E. Allen, working on the mast platform assisted by Electronics Technicians 3rd Class Ken Lohrey and Jim Ramey.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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23 January 2003