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February 1975 - Mauritius (Cyclone Gervaise)


330-CFD-DN-SC-89-08877:  USS Camden (AOE-2), starboard view underway, photographed by Bartett, August 1, 1987.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-SC-89-08877: USS Camden (AOE-2), starboard view underway, photographed by Bartett, August 1, 1987. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

After Cyclone Gervaise hit Mauritius, USS Camden (AOE-2) began relief operations on February 9.   Other U.S. Navy ships also aided stricken island:  USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Long Beach (CGN-9), and USS Mars (AFS-1).   Enterprise's crew rendered assistance in restoring water, power, and telephone systems, clearing roads and debris, and provided helicopter, medical, food, and potable water support to the stricken areas.  


428-GX-K-103699:  USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), 1974.  Ammunition ship USS Shasta (AE-33), cruises into position to provide underway replenishment to the aircraft carrier.   Photographed by PH3 Don W. Redden, April 19, 1974.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 428-GX-K-103699: USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), 1974. Ammunition ship USS Shasta (AE-33), cruises into position to provide underway replenishment to the aircraft carrier. Photographed by PH3 Don W. Redden, April 19, 1974. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

NH 106500-KN:  Long Beach (CGN-9), underway off Oahu, Hawaii, May 9, 1973.   NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 106500-KN: Long Beach (CGN-9), underway off Oahu, Hawaii, May 9, 1973. NHHC Photograph Collection.

330-CFD-DN-SC-87-10715:  USS Mars (AFS-1), aerial port view, March 2, 1987.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-SC-87-10715: USS Mars (AFS-1), aerial port view, March 2, 1987. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Tue Apr 28 08:42:55 EDT 2020