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NH 97441 USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)

Photo #: NH 97441  USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)
Title: USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)
Description: Members of the carrier's V-2 Division rigging arresting gear on the flight deck, circa 1962. The caption released with this photo on 24 July 1962 reads: Speeding toward a record-breaker, V-2 divisionmen aboard the USS Lake Champlain show what it takes to come out on top in barrier rigging. The 'Champ' crew recently broke the Atlantic Fleet record for setting the Davis (S2F) barrier with a time of 59 seconds flat. Having gained momentum, they went on to rig the conventional (AD) barrier in a pace-setting 53 seconds. When the men slowed down enough to look in the record books, they quickly found out that the record they had broken was their own, set in July of '61. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97441
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