Photo #: USN 1113134
USS Frank Knox (DDR-742)
Aground on Pratas Reef, South China Sea, in July 1965. A H-34 type helicopter is hovering over her bow to evacuate crewmen. This was the only safe method of transportation two and from the stranded ship during the rough seas that persisted during most of the several weeks of salvage operations that finally freed Frank Knox.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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24 December 2003