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October-December 1973 - Colombia and Haiti


428-GX-N-1155872:  USS Sanctuary (AH-17).  Seaman Apprentice Anneliese Knapp, one of the fifty women assigned to the hospital ship, handles a line on the deck of the ship, March 1973.  Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 428-GX-N-1155872: USS Sanctuary (AH-17). Seaman Apprentice Anneliese Knapp, one of the fifty women assigned to the hospital ship, handles a line on the deck of the ship, March 1973. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

USS Sanctuary (AH-17) conducted a 75-day "Navy Handclasp" cruise to Colombia and Haiti.  During this humanitarian action, Navy doctors treated thousands of Colombian and Haitian patients.   Of note, Sanctuary was the first U.S. Navy ship with a mixed male-female crew. 


L45-253.02.01:  USS Sanctuary (AH-17) passing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, California, undated.   NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: L45-253.02.01: USS Sanctuary (AH-17) passing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, California, undated. NHHC Photograph Collection.
Published: Tue Apr 28 07:07:59 EDT 2020