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USS Rentz (FFG 46), USS Reeves (CG 24), and USS Oldendorf (DD 972)
Mainland China Port Visit

Rentz Visits Qingdao, Shanghai, China
5 - 10 November 1986


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Rentz 158k 5-10 November 1986: A tug assists the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24) into port. Accompanying the ship on the visit are Rentz and the destroyer USS Oldendorf (DD 972). This is the first visit by US Navy ships to China in 40 years. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8702169 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi) Navsource
Rentz 63k 5-10 November 1986: Crew members man the rail of Reeves as it prepares to dock at a pier. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8702206 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 72k 5-10 November 1986: Crew members man the rail of Reeves as it prepares to dock at a pier. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8702209 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 98k 5-10 November 1986: Crew members man the rail of Reeves as it prepares to dock at a pier. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8702205 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 52k 5-10 November 1986: A US crew member stands alongside a Chinese flag during a port visit by Reeves, Rentz and Oldendorf. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705855 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 95k 5-10 November 1986: Admiral James A. Lyons, commander in chief, US Pacific Fleet, and Admiral Xinchun Ma, commander of China's ship. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705856 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 94k 5-10 November 1986: A tour guide in ceremonial dress poses for a photograph during Reeves', Rentz's and Oldendorf's visit to China. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705857 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 118k 5-10 November 1986: A bronze statue greets US Navy sailors on a special sightseeing tour of points of interest around the city. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705858 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 96k 5-10 November 1986: Chinese children watch US Navy sailors on a special sightseeing tour of points of interest around the city. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705859 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 69k 5-10 November 1986: US Navy sailors pose for a photo while on a special sightseeing tour of points of interest around the city. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705861 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 76k 5-10 November 1986: A Chinese sailor acts as a translator for US Navy sailors buying souvenirs. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705862 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 138k 5-10 November 1986: US Navy sailors follow a path up to an ancient fortress while on a special sightseeing tour of points of interest around the city. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705863 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 88k 5-10 November 1986: A US Navy sailor salutes and requests permission to come aboard a Chinese ship. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705864 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 151k 5-10 November 1986: US sailors pass under the Qingdao gateway. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705865 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)
Rentz 75k 5-10 November 1986: A Chinese junk underway in the harbor as Reeves sails into the mist while departing. (US Navy photo, DVID #DNST8705866 by PH1 Charles L. Mussi)

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