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September 21, 1981 - Rescue of Datu Kalantaiw


330-CFD-DN-ST-83-00820:  View of the capsized Philippine destroyer Datu Kalantiaw.  In the foreground, a crewman from USS Mount Hood (AE-29) takes a break from salvage operations.  Photographed by PH2 Soutar, September 22, 1981.   Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-ST-83-00820: View of the capsized Philippine destroyer Datu Kalantiaw. In the foreground, a crewman from USS Mount Hood (AE-29) takes a break from salvage operations. Photographed by PH2 Soutar, September 22, 1981. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

On September 20, 1981, Philippine Navy frigate, Datu Kalantiaw, ex-Daniel Booth (DE-170) was forced aground by Typhoon Clara while at anchor near Cayalan Island, 340 miles north of Manila, 18 of the crew survived.  USS Mount Hood (AE-29), with a special medical team embarked, joined in the rescue operations on September 21.  U.S. Navy helicopters from Cubi Point also assisted in the rescue operations. 


330-CFD-DN-ST-83-00822:  An Air Force HH-3 helicopter lands onboard USS Mount Hood (AE-29) assisting in salvage operations for the capsized Philippine destroyer Datu Kalanitaw. Photographed by PH2 Soutar, September 22, 1981.   Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-ST-83-00822: An Air Force HH-3 helicopter lands onboard USS Mount Hood (AE-29) assisting in salvage operations for the capsized Philippine destroyer Datu Kalanitaw. Photographed by PH2 Soutar, September 22, 1981. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-ST-93-05976:   Aerial port beam view of USS Mount Hood (AE-29) en route to Cayalan Island, Philipppines, the location of the capsized Philippine destroyer Datu Kalantiaw during Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) operations.   Photographed by R. Bagwell.  Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-ST-93-05976: Aerial port beam view of USS Mount Hood (AE-29) en route to Cayalan Island, Philipppines, the location of the capsized Philippine destroyer Datu Kalantiaw during Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) operations. Photographed by R. Bagwell. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Thu Apr 30 09:13:09 EDT 2020