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L55-17.02.02 Basic Point Defense Surface Missile System

James W. Brewer, James L. Juhl, and Sidney A. Driggers (left to right), all Gunner's Mates specifically trained in the maintenance and operation of the Basic Point Defense Surface Missile System, inspect and prepare to load "test vehicles" into the BPDSMS launcher for tests conducted recently aboard USS Okinawa (LPH-3). The Okinawa's recent acquisition of the BPDSMS makes her the first and only amphibious ship to have a missile firing capability. Okinawa is only the third ship in the Navy to have the BPDSMS.
Title: Basic Point Defense Surface Missile System
Description: James W. Brewer, James L. Juhl, and Sidney A. Driggers (left to right), all Gunner's Mates specifically trained in the maintenance and operation of the Basic Point Defense Surface Missile System, inspect and prepare to load "test vehicles" into the BPDSMS launcher for tests conducted recently aboard USS Okinawa (LPH-3). The Okinawa's recent acquisition of the BPDSMS makes her the first and only amphibious ship to have a missile firing capability. Okinawa is only the third ship in the Navy to have the BPDSMS.
Accession #: L55-17
Catalog #: L55-17.02.02
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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