Photo #: NH 107246|
USS Hazelwood (DD-531)
Steaming near Newport, Rhode Island circa 1959-1960, following conversion to the Navy's first Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter (DASH) equipped destroyer.
While attached to Destroyer Development Group Two she underwent extensive training exercises to acquaint her crew with air operations. Pending availability of the Gyrodyne DSN-1 drone helicopter, she operated a Kaman HTK helicopter with a safety pilot. The DSN-1, with homing torpedo armament, was intended to provide surface ships with longer-range anti-submarine capabilities.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
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Image posted 14 October 2010