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NH 98298 USS Boston (CAG-1)

Photo #: NH 98298  USS Boston (CAG-1)
Title: USS Boston (CAG-1)
Description: Providing ammunition to keep the big guns of the heavy cruiser USS Boston on the line is almost a daily task for the fast combat support ships like USS Sacramento. The Seventh Fleet cruiser keeps a vigil close offshore, to provide heavy gunfire in support of Marine operations inland. When not assisting the Marines with her eight and five-inch guns, Boston patrols on Sea Dragon destroying military targets along the coast of North Vietnam. (quoted from the original photo caption). Photographed by Chief Journalist Robert D. Moeser, USN. Photo is dated 25 June 1967. This image, taken from above Boston's port bow, shows her forward triple 8/55 gun turrets, with eight-inch powder tanks and projectiles on deck nearby. Sacramento (AOE-1) is steaming alongside. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 98298
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