March 1960 - Agadir, Morocco
USS Newport News (CA-148) and personnel from Port Lyautey, Morocco, completed emergency relief operations at Agadir, Morocco, on March 5, 1960. The relief operations for the earthquake began on February 29.
The National Museum of the U.S. Navy has a quarterdeck name board on display in the Cold War Gallery in the South End, Left Side, Board 5.
Also in the South End is an interactive exhibit "Into the Lion's Den", displaying action involving USS Newport News during the Vietnam War.
Note, the ship's model of Newport News from the Cold War Gallery is currently on temporary loan to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.
Published: Thu Apr 23 08:28:51 EDT 2020