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NH 97164 Stranding of Thai Frigate Prasae

Photo #: NH 97164  Stranding of Thai Frigate Prasae
Title: Stranding of Thai Frigate Prasae
Description: January 1951 Thorin, D.W., APC, prepares to take off in his helicopter with another load of survivors from the Thailand corvette, the HMTS Prasae, which ran aground during a blinding snow storm off the coast of Korea. Other members of the helicopters stand guard as the rescue was affected behind enemy lines. (Quoted from original caption) Photo is dated 16 January 1951, but was taken several days earlier. Prasae went aground on the North Korean coast on 7 January 1951 and was destroyed after attempts to pull her off were unsuccessful. Helicopter is a Sikorski HO3S-1 of squadron HU-1. Men guarding the rescue operation are armed with M-3 submachine guns. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97164
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