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September-October 1989 - Charleston, South Carolina


330-CFD-DN-SN-91-00702:  Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina.  Fall sign of the Naval Security Group Activity illustrates the force of Hurricane Hugo which passed through the area, October 3, 1989.    Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-SN-91-00702: Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina. Fall sign of the Naval Security Group Activity illustrates the force of Hurricane Hugo which passed through the area, October 3, 1989. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

In the wake of the destruction from Hurricane Hugo, September 21, 1989, 850 U.S. Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and U.S. Navy Corpsmen from Charleston, South Carolina, assisted the region through October 10.   Over ten ships participated with some vessels arriving from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico and Culebra.  Additionally, some ships, such as USS Dewey (DDG-45), based out of Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina also helped in the humanitarian action.  


330-CFD-DF-ST-99-02586.  An overview of damaged homes near Charleston Air Force Base in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo.  Photographed by MSGT Patrick Nugent.  Official U.S. Air Force photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DF-ST-99-02586. An overview of damaged homes near Charleston Air Force Base in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo. Photographed by MSGT Patrick Nugent. Official U.S. Air Force photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DF-ST-99-06126:   Aerial view showing the damage inflicted on a trailer park when Hurricane Hugo struck Charleston, South Carolina. Exact Date Shot Unknown.  Unknown photographer.  Official U.S. Air Force photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DF-ST-99-06126: Aerial view showing the damage inflicted on a trailer park when Hurricane Hugo struck Charleston, South Carolina. Exact Date Shot Unknown. Unknown photographer. Official U.S. Air Force photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DN-SN-91-00701:  Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina.   Fallen tree outside of the headquarters of the naval base’s commander.   This photograph illustrates the force of Hurricane Hugo which passed through the area, October 3, 1989.    Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-SN-91-00701: Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina. Fallen tree outside of the headquarters of the naval base’s commander. This photograph illustrates the force of Hurricane Hugo which passed through the area, October 3, 1989. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Tue May 05 06:31:37 EDT 2020