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|Vietnamese Counteroffensive-Phase V
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|Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
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|584k||Camden (AOE-2) launching, 29 May 1965, at New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
New York Shipbuilding Corp. photo.
|74k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way, date and location unknown,
US Navy photo.
|359k||USS Camden (AOE-2) departs after being alongside USS America (CVA-66) during a replenishment at sea in WESTPAC during 1968. Photo taken from USS England (DLG-22)||John Spivey|
|158k||Line handlers on board USS Boston (CA-69) bring across a fuel hose from USS Camden (AOE-2) during underway replenishment operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, July 1968.
US Navy photo # USN 1134232 by PH2 Gardner, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|86k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way alongside the guided missile cruiser USS Chicago (CG-11) during the Vietnam war. The image shows Camden's refueling hose being hauled across to Chicago. Photo taken by Thewellman (name unknown).||Robert Hurst|
|153k||USS Camden (AOE-2) en route to Vietnam, South China Sea||Photo by William P Jones, MD
Medical Officer USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)
|111k||USS Camden (AOE-2) outbound to sea from San Diego, CA., date unknown||Richard Miller3 BMCS USNR Ret.|
|197k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Dennis Stephenson SMC USN Ret|
|79k||USS Camden (AOE-2) conducting an underway replenishment with USS Intrepid (CVS-11), WESTPAC, second half of 1968.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
A couple of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 21 involuntarily "transferred" from USS Hancock (CVA-19) to USS Camden (AOE-2) as a result of a collision in the Tonkin Gulf, 26 November 1968.
See USS Hancock Oral History website for more details.
Bob Canchola, BT, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
|111k||USS Camden (AOE-2) conducting an underway replenishment with an unidentified destroyer and aircraft carrier, circa 1968, location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|568k||USS Camden (AOE-2) alongside the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) while conducting an underway replenishment on Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam in December 1968. In addition to delivering food, fuel and cargo Camden also on this occasion delivered Martha Raye to Coral Sea for a USO Christmas Show.||Hank Cenkner, former CTR2|
|108k||Fleet Oiler USS Hassayampa (AO-145),
USS Camden (AOE-2) and the Stores Ship USS Pictor (AF-54)
conducting an replenishment at sea, circa 1969, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|104k||USS Camden (AOE-2), with USS Hollister (DD-788) alongside during Vertrep and refueling operations off the coast of South Vietnam in 1969. Photo taken from Iwo Jima (LPH-2) by H.R. Adams CSC USN||Larry Lee|
|63k||USS Camden (AOE-2) at anchor at Subic Bay, P.I., in February 1969.
US Navy photo.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|158k||USS John R. Craig (DD-885) comes alongside USS Camden (AOE-2) off the coast of Vietnam during an underway replenishment, circa 2 April 1972. Photo taken from USS Waddell (DDG-24), by GMG2 Bill Liesch.||Photos courtesy GMG2 Bill Liesch, contributed by Bob Canchola|
|101k||USS Waddell (DDG-24) comes alongside USS Camden
(AOE-2) in WestPac during an underway replenishment, circa 1971-72.
Photo taken from USS Waddell (DDG-24), by GMG2 Bill Liesch.
|Photos courtesy GMG2 Bill Liesch, contributed by Bob Canchola|
|3327k||USS Camden (AOE-2) in the harbor at Wellington, New Zealand, 14 August 1979.||Photo from the Chris Howell collection with copyright|
|84k||USS Camden (AOE-2) mooring at Pier 38 San Francisco Service Engineering Co., 2 October 1981 to begin an extensive overhaul. The overhaul was scheduled to be completed by Todd Shipbuilding, Oakland, CA. by November 1982.||Tommy Trampp|
|98k||USS Camden (AOE-2), bows on view in port San Diego, at NAS North Island, circa February 1987. Photo taken from the USS Coronado (AGF-11).||Lacy L Lee Jr, RM1 USN Ret|
|95k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|347k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|94k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|61k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way off the coast of California, 24 February 1989.
Photo by Karsten Petersen
|188k||USS Camden (AOE-2) with USS Cook (FF-1083) alongside, 1 June 1990, at Diego Garcia.
US Navy photo DVID # DN-SC-93-01106
An aerial view of Battle Group 94 under way near Australia, circa July 1994.
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is shown with some of the
accompanying ships of the Battle Group. Clockwise from the left: the nuclear-powered attack submarine
USS Asheville (SSN-758), the nuclear-powered
guided missile cruiser USS Arkansas (CGN-41), the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE-2), the guided missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG-57), and the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54).
|127k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way, photo signed by CAPT. Moe Joyce, dated 8 December 1997||Tom Armstrong|
|434k||USS Camden (AOE-2) is assisted by tugs into the Port of Valdez, Alaska city terminal in support of the Alaskan Command exercise "Northern Edge 2002.
US Air Force photo # 220424-F-5789F-001 PORT OF VALDEZ, (24 April 2002) by TSGT. Steve Faulisi, USAF
|61k||USS Camden (AOE-2) moored pierside at NAS North Island, San Diego, CA., July 2004.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|52k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way during a replenishment at sea with USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), 24 January 2005.
US Navy photo # 050124-N-8623G-017 from the Navy NewsStand web site
|30k||USS Camden (AOE-2) holds her station as an unidentified DDG breaks away and USS Mustin (DDG-89) prepares to come alongside for replenishment at sea. Week of 13 February 2005.||Photo by Ens. Brandon M. Booher USS Mustin, submitted by John VanGiesen USS Camden|
|45k||USS Camden (AOE-2) holds her course as USS Mustin (DDG-89) comes alongside for replenishment at sea. Week of 13 February 2005. Good close-up view of USS Camden's stern area.||Photo by Ens. Brandon M. Booher USS Mustin, submitted by John VanGiesen USS Camden|
|55k||USS Camden (AOE-2) and USS Mustin (DDG-89) about to begin a replenishment at sea. Week of 13 February 2005.||Photo by Ens. Brandon M. Booher USS Mustin, submitted by John VanGiesen USS Camden|
|36k||USS Camden (AOE-2)'s greeting to ships that come alongside for replenishment at sea. Week of 13 February 2005.||Photo by Ens. Brandon M. Booher USS Mustin, submitted by John VanGiesen USS Camden|
|125k||USS Camden (AOE-2) separates from her position alongside the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in the Philippine Sea, 17 February 2005. The AOE has the speed and armament to keep up with the Carrier Strike Groups and has the capability to carry more than 177,000 barrels of oil, 2,150 tons of ammunition, 500 tons of dry stores and 250 tons of refrigerated stores. Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean.
US Navy photo # 050217-N-6074Y-108, by PH3 M. Jeremie Yoder.
|129k||USS Camden (AOE-2) transits through the Suez Canal, while operating with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, deployed to the 6th Fleet area of operations (AOR), 8 July 2005. .
US Navy photo # 050708-N-5275P-005 by PHAN Sherry Louise Peck.
|62k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|86k||USS Camden (AOE-2) under way, date and location unknown.||Tom Armstrong|
|43k||USS Camden (AOE-2) returns to her homeport at Bremerton, WA. after completing an overseas deployment, date unknown. She is being nudged into her berth by Large Harbor Tug Canonchet (YTB-834).||Tom Armstrong|
|204k||Ex-USS Camden (AOE-2) in the Panama Canal, 14 August 2007, while enroute to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX., for scrapping.||Photo by Capt. Peter, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico|
|218k||Ex-USS Camden (AOE-2) in the Panama Canal, 14 August 2007, while enroute to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX., for scrapping.||Photo by Capt. Peter, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico|
|222k||Ex-USS Camden (AOE-2) moored at ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX., while being dismantled.||Photo by Michael Martin, Brownsville, TX.|
|1086k||Ex-USS Camden (AOE-02) moored forward of ex-USS Sacramento (AOE-01) at ESCO Marine during scrapping operations. USS Camden (AOE-2) has a fire on board while being cut up by the scrappers torches. Photo by © Michael Martin, Brownsville, TX.||TJ Tropea|
|USS Camden (AOE-2) Memorabilia
Three Welcome Aboard pamphlet covers
Change of Command, 4 April 1986
Change of Command invitation, 7 April 1988
Change of Command invitation, 24 October 1989
Change of Command program cover, 21 August 1992
Change of Command program cover, 23 May 2003
|01||CAPT. Rozier, Charles Preston, USN (USNA 1944)||1 April 1967 - 29 April 1968|
|02||CAPT. Moorer Jr., Joseph Park (Joe),USN (USNA 1945) :VADM||29 April 1968 - 15 May 1969|
|03||CAPT. Young, Randall Wayne||15 May 1969 - 19 August 1970|
|04||CAPT. Russell, William Mason (Bill)||19 August 1970 - 6 November 1971|
|05||CAPT. Stringfellow, Reid||6 November 1971 - 30 March 1973|
|06||CAPT. Thomas, Richard Terry||30 March 1973 - 7 November 1974|
|07||CAPT. Felt, Donald Linn :RADM||7 November 1974 - 1 March 1976|
|08||CAPT. Campbell Jr., Donald Stiles||1 March 1976 - 21 November 1977|
|09||CAPT. Grafius, Guy Albert Boyer, USN (USNA 1955)||21 November 1977 - 19 April 1980|
|10||CAPT. Taylor Jr., Robert Charles||19 April 1980 - 10 August 1981|
|11||CAPT. Macke, Richard Chester :ADM||10 August 1981 - 26 May 1983|
|12||CAPT. Waples, John Michael||26 May 1983 - 31 October 1984|
|13||CAPT. Wilson, Richard Alexander :RADM||31 October 1984 - 4 April 1986|
|14||CAPT. Wileen, Gordon Charles||4 April 1986 - 7 April 1988|
|15||CAPT. Nelson, Barron Craig||7 April 1988 - 5 July 1989|
|16||CAPT. Millis Jr., Archibald Ed||5 July 1989 - 24 October 1989|
|17||CAPT. White, Douglas Alan, USN||24 October 1989 - 24 April 1991|
|18||CAPT. Sprigg, Robert Gary, USN (USNA 1969) :RADM||24 April 1991 - 21 August 1992|
|19||CAPT. Kaczmarek, Michael Herbert, USN||21 August 1992 - 20 March 1994|
|20||CAPT. Zimmerman, Kenneth Ron||20 March 1994 - 20 October 1995|
|21||CAPT. Chanik Jr., Evan Marthy :VADM||20 October 1995 - 30 May 1997|
|22||CAPT. Joyce, Maurice Stephen (Moe)||30 May 1997 - 7 December 1998|
|23||CAPT. Loewer, Deborah Ann :RADM||7 December 1998 - 14 July 2000|
|24||CAPT. Green, Johnny Lee (Turk)||14 July 2000 - 3 December 2001|
|25||CAPT. Mobley, Arthur Scott||3 December 2001 - 23 May 2003|
|26||CAPT. Carter Jr., Walter Edward (Ted) :RADM||23 May 2003 - 14 October 2004|
|27||CAPT. Norton, Kenneth Joseph :RADM||14 October 2004 - 14 October 2005|
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