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Naval History and Heritage Command

50-Caliber Watch

Two sailors (a male and female) in protective gear stand near a 50 caliber gun
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas Board; by John Charles Roach; 1991; Framed Dimensions 34H X 28W
Accession #: 91-049-D
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On the bridge wing of USS O'Brian (DD 975), two crewmen man the 50-caliber machine gun.  They will fire cover during boarding for ship identification or a threat of small boat attack to the ship during the enforcement of sanctions against Iraq.

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