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UA 568.13 Naval District Washington, Public Affairs Office

Naval District Washington, Public Affairs Office Collection
Title: Naval District Washington, Public Affairs Office Collection
Caption: Collection Photo #UA 568.13.01 "With a helicopter escort, the Marlin is ready to 'splash-down' for the last time."
Description: Photographs related to the retirement ceremony of the last Navy Seaplane, Martin SP-5 Marlin, 12 July 1968. The ceremony took place at US Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. Speakers and VIPS included: VADM Thomas F. Connolly, John Nicholas Brown (of the Smithsonian), Cpt. Hugh J. Tate, Cpt. V.P. O'Neil, and RA Daniel V. Gallery. One image was taken as a final run down in San Diego Harbor at the origin of the final cross-country flight.
Accession #: UA 568
Catalog #: UA 568.13
Tags: seaplane
Donor: Naval District Washington, Public Affairs Office
Copyright Owner: NHHC
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