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1960 - Ship Rescues


NH 81837:  USS Haverfield (DE-393), starboard view, during World War II.  NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 81837: USS Haverfield (DE-393), starboard view, during World War II. NHHC Photograph Collection.

On 27 January 1960, USS Haverfield (DE-393) returned three Indonesians to Ternate, Indonesia.  They were rescued the previous month and spent 74 days adrift at sea and were hospitalized at U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam. 


L45-283.04.01:  USS Tioga County (LST-1158), starboard view, arriving at Oahu, Pearl Harbor, with crew manning the rails, April 30, 1965.  NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: L45-283.04.01: USS Tioga County (LST-1158), starboard view, arriving at Oahu, Pearl Harbor, with crew manning the rails, April 30, 1965. NHHC Photograph Collection.

USS Tioga County (LST-1158) on February 2, 1960, rescued nine Chinese fishermen from a sinking boat near Luzon, Philippine Islands. 


USN 1038267:  USS Valley Forge (CVS-45), operating at sea in August 1958 with an HS-7, HSS-1, anti-submarine helicopter about to land.  NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: USN 1038267: USS Valley Forge (CVS-45), operating at sea in August 1958 with an HS-7, HSS-1, anti-submarine helicopter about to land. NHHC Photograph Collection.

On December 22, 1960, USS Valley Forge (CVS-45) rescued 28 crewmen of the sinking tanker Pine Ridge off Cape Hatteras.  The men were lifted over stormy seas by helicopter.  

Published: Thu Apr 23 09:18:26 EDT 2020