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USS Samuel B. Roberts Return and Homecoming After Being Mined,
April - August 1988


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Samuel B. Roberts 109k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - An overhead view of an Iranian mine found in international waters. Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine while patrolling in the same area on 14 April 1988. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DM-SN-93-00988 by CPL John Hyp) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 266k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A port quarter view of Samuel B. Roberts being towed after the ship struck a mine on 14 April 1988. A U.S. Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter is approaching the helicopter pad. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-88-08601 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 127k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A close-up view of the funnel, damaged when the ship struck a mine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01446 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 153k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A close-up view of the crack in the starboard weather deck sustained when the ship struck a mine. The cables are part of damage control efforts to keep the crack from spreading. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01444 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 113k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A close-up view of crack in the port side of the superstructure. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01445 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 161k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A close-up view of damage to part of the main engine room sustained when the ship struck a mine. The propeller pitch oil distribution box and CCP sump and sump heater originally welded to the deck two levels below is center, right in this view. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01447 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 151k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - An interior view of the main engine room. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-88-08597 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 126k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A sailor welds a plate over cracks on the deck after the ship struck a mine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-88-08602 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 190k 15 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A view of damage control shoring accomplished after the ship struck a mine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-88-08600 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 151k 16 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - Fireman James Seward sleeps on the forecastle of Samuel B. Roberts. Some of the crew are sleeping on the deck because of hull damage sustained when the ship struck a mine. The guided missile cruiser USS Jouett (CG-29) is in the background. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01438 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 92k 16 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - Maj. Beard, a member of the 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and Maj Gilliam, a member of the Wiesbaden Hospital staff, change dressings for Petty Officer 3rd Class David Burbine. The sailor, who is being transported to Germany aboard a 438th Military Airlift Win g C-141B Starlifter aircraft for further treatment, was one of four crewmen en who were seriously injured when Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine while operating in the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DF-ST-88-08985 by SGT. Douglas K. Lingefelt) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 164k 16 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - Maj. Beard and Sgt. Vandenberg, members of the 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, apply burn medication to Seaman Apprentice Wayne Smith aboard a 438th Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifter aircraft which is transporting the sailor to Germany for further treatment. Smith was one of four crewmen who were seriously injured when Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine while operating in the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DF-ST-88-08986 by SGT. Douglas K. Lingefelt) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 123k 18 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A view of Iranian oil platforms, the target of US retaliation for the mining of Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03128) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 151k 18 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - Marines gather on the flight deck of a US Navy LPD in preparation for a raid on an Iranian oil platform to gather intelligence data and military equipment used by the Iranians. The rig was strafed and later destroyed by gunfire from US destroyer in retaliation for the mining of Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03129) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 150k 18 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A view of an Iranian oil platform after being strafed by US forces. Marines raided the platform to gather intelligence data and military equipment used by the Iranians. The platform was later destroyed by gunfire from US destroyers. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03131) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 167k 18 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - Marines gather on strafed Iranian oil platforms to collect intelligence data and military equipment used by the Iranians. The platform was later destroyed by gunfire from US destroyers. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03132) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 49k 18 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - An air to air left side view of an A-6E Intruder aircraft dropping CBU-59 cluster bombs over Iranian targets in retaliation for the mining of Samuel B. Roberts. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03126) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 97k 18 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - An aerial view of the Iranian frigate IS Alvand (71) burning after being attacked by aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 11 in retaliation for the mining of Samuel B. Roberts. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03123) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 110k 18 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - The Iranian frigate IS Sahand (74) burns after being attacked by aircraft of Carrier Air Wing II from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in retaliation for the mining of Samuel B. Roberts. The ship was hit by three Harpoon missiles plus cluster bombs. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03122 (N1601-BWN-88-000001XX)) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 000k 18 April 1988: The Persian Gulf - A Marine Utility/Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 (HML/A-167) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter prepares to transport confiscated military equipment from an Iranian oil platform. The platform was strafed a later destroyed by gunfire from U.S. destroyers. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03130) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 174k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A port quarter view of Samuel B. Roberts in dry dock for repairs. Roberts sustained hull damaged when it struck a mine in the Persian Gulf on 14 April 1988. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01440 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo, from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 102k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A close-up view of the port quarter of Roberts in dry dock for temporary repairs. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01441 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 97k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A view of the damage to the hull of Roberts sustained when the ship struck a mine while on patrol in the Persian Gulf. The ship is in dry dock undergoing temporary repairs. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01442 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 94k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A view of the hole in the hull of Samuel B. Roberts sustained when the ship struck a mine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01450 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 170k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A view looking through the hole in the hull of Samuel B. Roberts sustained when the ship struck a mine while on patrol in the Persian Gulf. The ship is in dry dock undergoing temporary repairs. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01451 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 105k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A close-up view of damage to the hull of Samuel B. Roberts. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01454 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 141k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A close-up view of damage to the hull of Samuel B. Roberts. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01455 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 142k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A close-up view of the propeller of Samuel B. Roberts. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01456 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 115k 16 April 1988: Dubai - A port quarter view of Samuel B. Roberts in dry dock. The ship is undergoing temporary repairs after striking a mine while on patrol in Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-93-01457 by PH2 Rudy D. Pahoyo) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 161k July 1988: Dubai - A port bow view of Samuel B. Roberts docked at a pier. The frigate, which will be transported to its home port in Newport RI, by the Dutch heavy-lift ship Mighty Servant 2, was damaged when it struck an Iranian mine on 14 April 1988. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04364 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 144k July 1988: Dubai - Crewmen depart from Samuel B. Roberts, in the Persian Gulf as the ship is readied for transport to its home port in Newport, Rhode Island. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04365 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 157k July 1988: Dubai - Crewmen depart from Samuel B. Roberts, in the Persian Gulf as the ship is readied for transport to its home port in Newport, Rhode Island. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04366 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 217k July 1988: Dubai - The deck of the Dutch heavy-lift ship Mighty Servant 2 is flooded and submerged in order to load its cargo, Samuel B. Roberts . Roberts was damaged when it struck an Iranian mine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-88-08261 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 169k 1 July 1988: Dubai - A tug tows Samuel B. Roberts into the flooded deck of the Dutch heavy-lift ship Mighty Servant 2. Once the frigate is positioned and secured, Mighty Servant 2 will lift it out of the water for the trip home to Newport RI. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-88-08262 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 154k 1 July 1988: Dubai - Lines are used to position Samuel B. Roberts in the flooded deck of Mighty Servant 2. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-88-08264 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 133k 3 July 1988: Dubai - A close-up view of supports anchoring Samuel B. Roberts aboard the deck of the Dutch heavy-lift ship Mighty Servant 2. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04381 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 104k 3 July 1988: Dubai - A close-up view of supports anchoring Samuel B. Roberts aboard the deck of the Dutch heavy-lift ship Mighty Servant 2. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04382 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 122k 3 July 1988: Dubai - A port view of Mighty Servant 2 with Samuel B. Roberts on deck. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04394 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 117k 3 July 1988: Dubai - Samuel B. Roberts is silhouetted by the setting sun as it is transported on the deck of Mighty Servant 2. Mighty Servant 2 is transporting the frigate to its home port in Newport RI. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04395 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 000k 3 July 1988: Dubai - A port bow view of Mighty Servant 2 with Samuel B. Roberts on deck. An Omani Province-class fast attack craft is traveling alongside Mighty Servant 2. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04389 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 139k 3 July 1988: Dubai - A starboard view of Mighty Servant 2 with Samuel B. Roberts on deck in the Straits of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-88-08271 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 155k 3 July 1988: Dubai - A port bow view of Mighty Servant 2 with Samuel B. Roberts on deck in the Straits of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-04388 by PH2 Michael Harnar) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 205k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- An aerial view of the Dutch heavy lift ship Mighty Servant II transporting the guided missile frigate Samuel B. Roberts. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01414 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 173k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- A starboard bow view of Samuel B. Roberts before being offloaded from the Dutch heavy lift ship Mighty Servant II. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03166 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 200k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- Harbor tugs move in to assist Samuel B. Roberts in offloading from the Dutch heavy lift ship Mighty Servant II. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03177 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 195k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- Family and friends of the crew of Samuel B. Roberts display welcome home banners as the ship arrives in port. The frigate was transported across the Atlantic by the Dutch heavy lift ship Mighty Servant II after it stuck a mine and was damaged while on patrol in the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-89-03172 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 124k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- A close-up view of Samuel B. Roberts secured on Mighty Servant II prior to offloading. Roberts was transported to Newport after striking an Iranian mine while on patrol in the Persian Gulf. The seamanship training craft YP-700 is tied up alongside Mighty Servant. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01426 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 125k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- A tug boat tows Samuel B. Roberts from its position over the flooded deck of Mighty Servant II. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01421 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 123k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- A tug boat tows Samuel B. Roberts to a pier in preparation for repairs. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01423 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 151k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- A starboard bow view of Samuel B. Roberts as the ship prepares for mooring. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01434 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 102k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- Sailors stand at the rails of the damaged Samuel B. Roberts as the ship prepares for mooring. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01432 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 122k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- Crew members muster on the stern of the damaged Samuel B. Roberts as the ship prepares for mooring. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01433 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 270k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- Friends and family cheer the arrival of the crew of Samuel B. Roberts as the ship prepares for mooring. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01429 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 140k 30 July 1988: Newport RI- Family and friends wait for the crew of Samuel B. Roberts to depart their ship. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-02241 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource
Samuel B. Roberts 112k 1 August 1988: Newport RI- A port bow view of the damaged Samuel B. Roberts tied up at a pier. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-01437 by PH2(SW) Jeff Elliott) Navsource

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