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Contributed by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN Ret.

USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)

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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation (2)
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (15) - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1- Op. Eagle Pull, 1-Op. Frequent Wind) - Vietnam Service Medal (2) - Southwest Asia Service Medal
Fourth Row - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Eagle Pull, 1-Frequent Wind, 2-Boat People) - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medial


Blue Ridge Class Command Ship/Amphibious Force Command Ship:
  • Built at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. 1967
  • Commissioned USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), 14 November 1970, Naval Base Philadelphia, PA., CAPT. Kent J. Carroll in command
  • During the Vietnam War Blue Ridge (LCC-19) participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Consolidation II
    25 to 27 February 1972
    4 to 5 March 1972
    Vietnam Ceasefire
    7 April to 5 June 1972
    15 to 30 June 1972

  • USS Blue Ridge is currently assigned to the Pacific Fleet and serves as COMSEVENFLT flagship
    Specifications:
    Displacement 18,874 t.(fl)
    Length 634'
    Beam 108'
    Speed 23 kts.
    Complement
    52 officers
    790 enlisted
    Staff and Troop Accommodations
    250 Officers
    2500 Enlisted
    Armament
    Super RBOC chaff rockets
    two 25mm Bushmaster guns
    four 50 cal. Machine guns
    two 20mm Phalanx (CIWS)
    Aircraft all helicopters with the exception of CH-53 Sea Stallions
    Propulsion
    two boilers
    one geared steam turbine
    single propeller, 22,000shp

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    Blue Ridge 85k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway off the coast of San Diego, CA., 1 May 1971.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 115k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway in November 1974, location unknown. Of note are the aircraft carrier origin of her design. The U.S. Navy did not yet rely heavily on satellite communications, and at this time her main long-haul antenna was the high-frequency directional Yagi on the lattice mast forward of her bridge. The tower aft was reserved for large satellite dishes, not yet fitted.
    Photo and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History", by Norman Friedman.
    Robert Hurst
    Blue Ridge 84k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) and USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) underway in the Atlantic, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "NAVSEA Journal."
    Bob Bush
    Blue Ridge 76k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) moored at Okinawa, 1977 Dr. Kenneth Hartman
    Blue Ridge 124k Bow on view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, 3 September 1977.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 127k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo @copy Marine Photo.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 75k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway in 1977, location unknown. Dr. Kenneth Hartman
    Blue Ridge 110k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway in 1977, location unknown. Dr. Kenneth Hartman
    Blue Ridge 41k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), date and location unknown. Surface Navy Association,
    Monterey Bay Chapter
    Blue Ridge 73k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway in the Pacific Ocean in 1980.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 81k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) moored (left) at Busan South Korea, November 1980. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Blue Ridge 1992k Aerial view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) entering Apra Harbor, Guam., 27 February 1982.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-88-08188 APRA HARBOR 27 February 1982, a US Navy photo by PH1 Smith, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 1682k Aerial view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) entering Apra Harbor, Guam., 27 February 1982, with two harbor tugs alongside.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-88-08189 APRA HARBOR 27 February 1982, a US Navy photo by PH1 Smith, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 65k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) entering Sidney Harbor in September 1985 as part of the RAN's 75th Anniversary celebrations. Paul Coleman
    Blue Ridge 63k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway off the coast of Japan in 1987.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 184k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway outbound to sea from Sydney Harbor, New South Wales Australia in the summer of 1988 during the Australian Bicentennial celebration. Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    Blue Ridge 34k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), Hong Kong, April 1989 William Chiu
    Blue Ridge 1484k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) moored at the ship repair facility Yokosuka, Japan, awaiting some rehabilitation work.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-ST-92-00278 NAVAL STATION YOKOSUKA 10 August 1991, a US Navy photo by ENS. Jeff Hilton, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 1345k CAPT. Alan L. Heisig, the commanding officer of the Seventh Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) on the bridge, as she steams off the eastern coast of Australia en route to Sydney for the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-95-00652 PACIFIC OCEAN 1 May 1992, a US Navy photo by LTjg. Jeff Hilton, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 102k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway off the coast of Japan in 1994.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 47k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in 1995 Nick Jansen
    Blue Ridge 56k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in 1995 Nick Jansen
    Blue Ridge 37k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in 1995 Nick Jansen
    Blue Ridge 57k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) moored pierside at Garden Island, Sydney, Australia, for Exercise Tandem Thrust 19 to 21 March 1997.
    Photo source Tom Worthington.
    Tommy Trampp
    Blue Ridge 81k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway in the Red Sea, November 1998.
    Photo by Karsten Petersen
    Robert Hurst
    Blue Ridge 1408k A starboard bow view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) being assisted by the large harbor tug Ketchikan (YTB-795) and another tug, while docking at Sierra Pier, Naval Station Guam during Exercise TANDEM THRUST '99.
    US Marine Corps photo # 990325-M-5506S-018 APRA, GUAM 25 March 1999, by LCPL Penny Surdukan.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 90k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) prepares to conduct an underway replenishment at sea (RAS) with USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) after a four day port visit to Hong Kong, 10 December 2000.
    US Navy photo # 001210-N-7286M-004 by PH3 Daniel Mennuto.
    Bill Gonyo
    Blue Ridge 107k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Blue Ridge 105k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Blue Ridge 65k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Blue Ridge 64k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) being helped into her berth by Opelika (YTB-798) upon returning to her homeport at Yokosuka, Japan, 16 March 2004, after a scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. Blue Ridge is the command and control ship of U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet and is forward deployed to Yokosuka.
    US Navy photo # 040316-N-2101W-002 by PH1 Alan Warner.
    Navy Newsstand web site
    Blue Ridge 55k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) being assisted into her berth by Manistee (YTB-782) at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 4 April 2005, after her longest scheduled Western Pacific deployment since 11 September 2001.
    US Navy photo # 050404-N-9851B-001 by PH2 John L. Beeman
    Navy Newsstand
    Blue Ridge 54k An Australian Army S-70A-9 Black Hawk helicopter hovers over the flight deck of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) before dropping off several local officials, environmental experts, and defense attaches for a tour aboard the U.S. Seventh Fleet command ship which was off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia, 23 June 2005. Blue Ridge is taking part in exercise "Talisman Saber 2005", a bilateral Australian/U.S. exercise designed to test the abilities of both militaries to work together as a combined task force.
    US Navy photo by PH2(SW) Terry Spain.
    Robert Hurst
    Blue Ridge 93k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the Navy Newsstand.
    Bill Gonyo
    Blue Ridge 67k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) pulls into her forward deployed operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 7 September 2006 with the assistance of Kittanning (YTB-787). Blue Ridge is returning from a regularly scheduled deployment within the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 060907-N-6959H-001 by OS2 Kevin D. Harris
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 489k Kittanning (YTB-787) and Manistee (YTB-782) come alongside USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she pulls into her forward-deployed operating base at, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), after returning from a deployment supporting humanitarian missions and operations in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 070321-N-5253W-001 Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan 21 March 2007, by MCSN Gabriel S. Weber.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 69k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) for a scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 070523-N-9520G-002 YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 23, 2007) by MC2 Nardelito Gervacio.
    US Navy Newsstand
    Blue Ridge 775k Kittanning (YTB-787) assists USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she departs her berth at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), for a scheduled sea period.
    US Navy photo # 070523-N-7446H-010 Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan 23 May 2007, by MC2 Derek J. Hurder.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 51k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) departing Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) with the assistance of Manistee (YTB-782), 1 June 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070601-N-2638R-005 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 1, 2007) by MCSN Bryan Reckard.
    Chet Morris
    Blue Ridge 582k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) prepares to enter port, 23 July 2007, upon the ship's return to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY). Blue Ridge returned after successfully participating in Exercise Talisman Saber 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070723-N-1883H-003 YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 23, 2007) by MC2 Byron C. Linder.
    Lee Wahler
    Kittanning 2387k Kittanning (YTB 787) approaches USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as she returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY), 10 March 2008. Blue Ridge completed Key Resolve/Foal Eagle, an annual joint exercise involving the U.S. and Republic of Korea armed forces.
    US Navy photo # 080310-N-9520G-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 10, 2008) by MC2 Nardelito Gervacio.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 193k Aerial view of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she steams in the western Pacific Ocean, 29 March 2008, during a scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 080329-N-6566M-187 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29 2008) by MCSN Heidi McCormick.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 911k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) steams within sight of Mt. Fuji, 30 May 2008, on its final stop to Shimizu, ending a six-week Spring Swing tour. Blue Ridge serves under Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7/Task Force (CTF) 76, the Navy's only forward deployed amphibious force
    US Navy photo # 080530-N-6566M-022 SHIMIZU, Japan (May 30 2008) by MC3 Heidi McCormick.
    Robert M. Cieri and Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 984k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) steams within sight of Mt. Fuji, 30 May 2008, on its final stop to Shimizu to complete a six-week Spring Swing tour in the Pacific rim area of responsibility. Blue Ridge made port visits to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines fostering goodwill among PACRIM nations.
    US Navy photo # 080530-N-6566M-247 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 30 2008) by MC3 Heidi McCormick.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge 1084k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) steams within sight of Mt. Fuji, 30 May 2008, on its final stop to Shimizu to complete a six-week Spring Swing tour in the Pacific rim area of responsibility. Blue Ridge made port visits to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines fostering goodwill among PACRIM nations.
    US Navy photo # 080530-N-6566M-056 SHIMIZU, Japan (May 30 2008) by MC3 Heidi McCormick.
    Robert M. Cieri and Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 1034k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) steams within sight of Mt. Fuji, 30 May 2008, on its final stop to Shimizu to complete a six-week Spring Swing tour in the Pacific rim area of responsibility. Blue Ridge made port visits to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines fostering goodwill among PACRIM nations.
    US Navy photo # 080530-N-6566M-071 SHIMIZU, Japan (May 30 2008) by MC3 Heidi McCormick.
    Robert M. Cieri and Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 481k A commercial harbor tug assists USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (CFAY) for a scheduled underway period.
    US Navy photo # 080813-N-9520G-019 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 13, 2008) by MC2 Nardelito Gervacio.
    Robert M. Cieri and Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 1099k Commercial harbor tugs assist USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) away from the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 090203-N-0718S-251 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 3, 2009) by MC3 Matthew D. Jordan
    Robert M. Cieri
    CVN-74 John C. Stennis
    090312-N-1113S-197
    208k

    Ships from the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) moored pierside at the Republic of Korea Navy Base Oryuk-Do in Busan, 12 March 2009. The Strike Group arrived March 11, while Blue Ridge pulled in March 5. Pictured from left are the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), USS Blue Ridge, guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) and guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG-88).
    US Navy photos #'s 090312-N-1113S-197 and 090312-N-1113S-290 by MC2 Matthew Schwarz

    Robert M. Cieri
    CVN-74 John C. Stennis
    090312-N-1113S-290
    235k
    Blue Ridge 515k The commercial harbor tug Noshiro assist USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she returns to her berth at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a scheduled underway period. In the foreground are the tugs Manistee (YTB-782); Massapequa (YTB-807); and Opelika (YTB-798) and in the background is USS George Washington (CVN-73) along with various yard craft.
    US Navy photo # 090324-N-9520G-113 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 24, 2009) by MC2 Nardelito Geravcio.
    Bill Gonyo
    Blue Ridge 1039k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) moored pierside in BUSAN, Republic of Korea for Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 2009. UFG is a combined joint computer simulation-driven exercise conducted each year and demonstrates the interoperability between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
    US Navy photo # 090824-N-3830J-076 BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 24, 2009) by MC3 Matthew D. Jordan
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 419k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) and the Republic of Korea Ship RKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) moored at Busan.moored pierside in BUSAN, Republic of Korea for Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 2009.
    US Navy photo # 090828-N-5086M-055 REPUBLIC OF KOREA (Aug. 28, 2009) by MC2 Greg Mitchell
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 795k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
    US Navy photo # 090901-N-5019M-026 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 1, 2009) by MCSA Michael R. Mulcare
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 889k Rigid hull inflatable boats float alongside USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) transits the Pacific Ocean during a 26 ship formation photo exercise, which was the culmination of Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX 21G), the largest annual bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
    US Navy photo # 090922-N-7478G-698 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 22, 2009) by MC2 Cynthia Griggs.
    Lee Wahler
    Walter S Diehl 975k USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193) conducts a replenishment at sea with USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) and USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4).
    US Navy photo # 091023-N-5716H-557 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 23, 2009) by MC2 Josh Huebner.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 889k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) transits the Pacific Ocean during a 26 ship formation photo exercise, which was the culmination of Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX 21G), the largest annual bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
    US Navy photo # 091117-N-1062H-130 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2009) by MCSN Christopher S. Harte.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 3511k USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) crosses paths with USS Connecticut (SSN-22) while departing the PhotoEx formation off Okinawa at the conclusion of ANNUALEX 21G, 17 November 2009. LT Chris Stevens HS-14 Chargers
    Blue Ridge 1133k Tugs Massapequa (YTB-807) and Manistee (YTB-782) assist USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) as she departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a spring underway period. Blue Ridge will participate in bilateral exercises "Key Resolve" and "Terminal Fury".
    US Navy photo # 100302-N-2013O-002 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 2, 2010) by MC3 Charles Oki.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 303k A tug guides the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge as she arrives in Busan, Republic of Korea. Blue Ridge and U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrived in Busan for Exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010.
    US Navy photo # 100305-N-9573A-005 BUSAN, Republic of Korea (March 5, 2010) by MC1 Bobbie G. Attaway.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 583k USS Blue Ridge transits the Pacific Ocean during a scheduled spring deployment.
    US Navy photo # 100401-N-7478G-759 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2010) by MC2 Cynthia Griggs.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 949k USS Blue Ridge, left, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63) align course in preparation for an underway replenishment. Blue Ridge serves under Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7/Task Force (CTF) 76, the Navy's only forward deployed amphibious force.
    US Navy photo # 110218-N-9094S-179 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 18, 2011) by MC3 Brian A. Stone.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 1522k USS Blue Ridge, right, the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63) conduct an underway replenishment while underway in the Pacific Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 110218-N-9094S-427 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 18, 2011) by MC3 Brian A. Stone.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 1093k USS Blue Ridge front, conducts flight operations while underway with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD-42). Blue Ridge and Germantown are in the Coral Sea supporting Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011, which enhances joint combat readiness and interoperability between U.S. and Australian air, land and maritime forces. The exercise will focus on crisis action planning and execution of emergency response operations.
    US Navy photo # 110722-N-XG305-527 CORAL SEA (July 22, 2011) by MC3 Mel Orr.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 989k Sailors assigned to USS Blue Ridge cast-off a mooring line as the ship prepares to switch mooring sides in Busan, Republic of Korea. Blue Ridge switched mooring sides in order to perform maintenance on the starboard side of the ship.
    US Navy photo # 110818-N-XG305-252 BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 18, 2011) by MC3 Mel Orr.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 1120k USS Blue Ridge is assisted by a tugboat as the ship moors in Busan, Republic of Korea. Blue Ridge switched mooring sides in order to perform maintenance on the starboard side of the ship.
    US Navy photo # 110818-N-XG305-253 BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 18, 2011) by MC3 Mel Orr.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 313k USS Blue Ridge returns to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a two-month patrol throughout the Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 110829-N-XG305-374 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 29, 2011) by MC3 Mel Orr.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 1975k USS Blue Ridge underway in the Sea of Japan.
    US Navy photo # 120306-N-DB801-816 SEA OF JAPAN (March 6, 2012) by MC2 Steven Khor.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 1234k Com7thFlt's SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter flies over Blue Ridge as the ship transits the Java Sea.
    US Navy photo # 120509-N-SD300-204 JAVA SEA (May 8, 2012) by MC3 James Norman.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 996k USS Blue Ridge and the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH-155) transit the South China Sea.
    US Navy photo # 120509-N-XG305-962 SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 9, 2012) by MC3 Mel Orr.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 1003k USS Blue Ridge as seen from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as it transits through the South China Sea. Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-11) are deployed in the US 7th fleet area of operations, as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group.
    US Navy photo # 120521-N-KS651-173 SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 21, 2012) by MC2 Jason Behnke.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge 245k USS Blue Ridge underway in the Philippine Sea. Blue Ridge and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff are on patrol operating forward, building maritime partnerships and conducting security and stability operations.
    US Navy photo # 130528-N-GR655-183 PHILIPPINE SEA (May 28, 2013) by MC1 Joshua Karsten.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge
    130612-N-QI421-393
    213k USS Blue Ridge transiting the South China Sea while on patrol with Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific and US 7th Fleet staff embarked.
    US Navy photos # 130612-N-QI421-393 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 12, 2013) and 130612-N-QI421-290 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 12, 2013) by MC1 Rafael Figueroa Medina.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge
    130612-N-QI421-290
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    Blue Ridge
    130612-N-QI421-393
    341k The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) returns to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan and is being helped into her berth by Seminole (YT-806) and Puyallup (YT-806).
    US Navy photos # 130904-N-TE278-126 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 4, 2013) by MC3 Paolo Bayas.
    Lee Wahler
    Blue Ridge
    140311-N-GR655-392
    370k The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) transits the South China Sea during a Spring patrol. Blue Ridge serves as a command and control platform for 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr.
    US Navy photos #'s
    140311-N-GR655-392 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 11, 2014)
    ,
    140311-N-GR655-456 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 11, 2014) and
    140311-N-GR655-227 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 11, 2014) by MC1 Joshua Karsten.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Blue Ridge
    140311-N-GR655-456
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    Blue Ridge
    140311-N-GR655-227
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    Blue Ridge 194k USS Blue Ridge transits the South China Sea while conducting training in support of maritime security operations. Blue RidgeUS Navy photo # 140505-N-ZZ999-001 SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 5, 2014). Lee Wahler


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