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|232k||Informal portrait of the principal members of the christening party of the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD-51). (Top row, L-R); CDR. Mike Durnan, prospective CO of LSD-51. Ed Mortimer, Vice Pres. Avondale Industries; CDR. J. Larry Perry; Bernard P. Clark; Jacob Perin; J.D. Lokey; Eugene E. Shoults; General Walter E. Boomer, USMC; and Albert L. Bossier, Jr., CEO Avondale Industries. (Bottom row L-R); Victoria Perin, Mrs. Jeffrey Perin; Miss Helen Boomer, Maid of Honor; Miss Falyn Amada Dempster, Flower Girl; Mrs. Sandra Boomer, Sponsor; Mrs. J.D. Lokey, Matron of Honor and Mrs. Diana Perry, 06/11/1994 Image from the National Archives||Bill Gonyo|
|46k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51} underway, date and location unknown.
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|41k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51} underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|66k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51} underway, date and location unknown.
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|93k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51} en route to the waters off Long Island to assist in the search and recovery of victims and wreckage from TWA Flight 800, 23 July 1996. Oak Hill served as an afloat command post and at-sea base of operations for the Navy support effort. Oak Hill joined USS Grasp (ARS-51) and Navy diving, salvage and explosive ordnance disposal units on site.
US Navy photo # 960723-N-00000-001.
|311k||USS Oak Hill (LST-51) moored in the background at NAB Little Creek, VA., 30 April 2004. as sailors man the rails aboard the Cyclone-class, coastal patrol craft USS Typhoon (PC-5) as she departs NAB Little Creek for an 18 month deployment with the USS Sirocco (PC 6).
US Navy photo # 040430-N-1464F-019 by JOC Dave Fliesen.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|242k||A tug helps turn USS Oak Hill (LST-51) around in the bay at Castries, St. Lucia, before mooring pierside. Oak Hill is participating in Southern Partnership Station '09, a combined naval and amphibious operation with Oak Hill and maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay. Oak Hill will also support U.S Marine Corps Forces South multinational Amphibious exercise Southern Exchange 2009.
US Navy photo # 090609-N-0924R-075 CASTRIES, St. Lucia (June 8, 2009) by MC3 Cory Rose.
|1664k||A tug helps turn USS Oak Hill (LST-51) returns home after nearly three months of operations in South America supporting Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2009.
US Navy photo # 090821-N-3542S-277 NORFOLK (Aug. 21, 2009) by MC2 Nikki Smith.
|217k||A Riverine command boat from Riverine Squadron (RIVRON-2) departs the well deck of USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) after the completion of a Riverine well deck certification. The Riverine Force is a combat-arms force that performs point defense, fire support and interdiction operations along inland waterways to defeat enemies and support coalition forces.
US Navy photo # 110531-N-MR305-330 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 31, 2011) by MC2 Michael R. Hinchcliffe.
|242k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) assisted by tugs Dakanawida (YTB-831) and Wanamassa (YTB-820) arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to conduct agricultural counter-measure wash downs of all embarked equipment. Guantanamo Bay is Oak Hill's final port visit before returning to the U.S. after supporting Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2011 in the Caribbean. Oak Hill supported Southern Partnership Station 2012, an annual deployment of U.S naval assets in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. LCU 1659 is moving vehicles for wash down.
US Navy photo # 111213-N-IQ128-049 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Dec. 13, 2011) by R. Vargas.
|178k|| Marine line-handlers wait on the pier while USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) arrives carrying more than 150 Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS-274). The Marines will return home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., on 21 December 2011, following a three-month deployment with the Amphibious-Southern Partnership Station (A-SPS) 2011 to Honduras, Columbia and Guatemala. A-SPS is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. The exercise involves information sharing with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the region.
US Marine Corps photo # 111219-M-FI266-002 Morehead City, NC (Dec. 19, 2011) by Lance Cpl. Glen Santy.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|625k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) moored across from APL-58 at General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk Shipyard (formerly Metro Machine), Norfolk VA, 17 June 2012.||Stephen Pettway SK1 (SW) USN (Ret.)|
|196k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) prepares to moor in New York Harbor during the Parade of Ships at Fleet Week New York. Fleet Week New York, now in its 26th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. The week-long celebration is an opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services
US Navy photo # 140521-N-WI365-061 NEW YORK (May 21, 2014) by MC3 Markus Castaneda.
|168k|| A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) departs USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) during Bold Alligator 2014. Bold Alligator is intended to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious core competencies while working with coalition, NATO, allied and partner nations The exercise takes place 29 October through 10 November 2014, afloat and ashore along the Eastern Seaboard.
US Navy photo # 141031-N-YR571-370 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2014) by MC2 Kevin Johnson.
|336k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) under way with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) participating in ARG/MEUEX,
a scenario-based amphibious integration exercise, in preparation for a future deployment.
US Navy photo # 150628-N-XD363-534 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 28, 2015) by MC3 Michael Gendron.
|254k||The amphibious assault ship
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) and USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) pull alongside
the Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious
Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security
cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
US Navy photo # 151111-N-AX638-036 RED SEA (Nov. 11, 2015), by MCSN Tyler Preston.
|1146k||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) transits the Southern Arabian Gulf. Oak Hill is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready
Group (ARG) and with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of
maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
US Navy photo # 151202-N-JO245-123 SOUTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 2, 2015) by MC3 Justin Yarborough/.
|01||CDR. Durnan, Michael Allister||8 June 1996 - 12 January 1998|
|02||CDR. Joachim, Steven Charles||12 January 1998 - 4 August 1999|
|03||CDR. Bess, Jonathan C.||4 August 1999 - 20 April 2001|
|04||CDR. Zalamea, Ulysses Oca||20 April 2001 - 7 December 2002|
|05||CDR. Bryant Jr., John Linwood||7 December 2002 - 1 October 2004|
|06||CDR. Gilbert, Curtis James||1 October 2004 - 26 March 2006|
|07||CDR. Stapf, Ray Anton||26 March 2006 - 2 September 2007|
|08||CDR. Agle, Heidi Christine||2 September 2007 - March 2009|
|09||CDR. Blackburn, Daniel||10 March 2009 - September 2010|
|10||CDR. Bauer, David E.||September 2010- 2012|
|11||CDR. Lane, Kevin Alan||2012 - 6 September 2013|
|12||CDR. Carmichael, Bryan K.||6 September 2013 - 6 March 2015|
|13||CDR. Bowman, Orlando S.||6 March 2015 -|
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