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|140k||Underway, soon after recommissioning in 1952. Note that she still wears small hull numbers at her bow. An accoustic "hammer box" is stowed on her main deck, amidships.
U.S. Navy photo NH 96996
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|88k||Dukes County (LST 735) serving as mother ship for seven minesweepers, probably in a Japanese port, c. 1952-54. Ships nested alongside are: Gull (AMS-16); Firecrest (AMS-10); Condor (AMS-5); Merganser (AMS-26); Osprey (AMS-28); Competent (AM-316); and Chief.
Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute, James C. Fahey Collection.
U.S. Navy photo NH 68589
|144k||The enlisted complement of Chief poses alongside their ship, circa 1952-54.
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 96997
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