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|81k||USS Donner (LSD-20) under way, 5 January 1951, probably near the New York Naval Shipyard.
Photo from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|300k||USS Donner (LSD-20) off New York Naval Shipyard, 29 January 1951.
New York Naval Shipyard photo # NY6-6793
|Robert M. Cieri|
|429k||USS Donner (LSD-20) under way, circa 1957, location unknown.||Larry L. Legge|
|115k||USS Donner (LSD-20) at anchor in a Mediterranean port, date unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|85k||USS Donner (LSD-20) entering the port of Valletta, Malta, date unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|254k||Recovery personnel aboard USS Donner (LPD-20) remove Ham, a 37-pound chimpanzee, from a Mercury-Redstone spacecraft following the successful Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) suborbital flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The primate's 420-statute mile MR-2 flight was a significant accomplishment on the American route toward manned space flight.NASA photo # S61-00199 (31 Jan. 1961).||Bill Gonyo|
|130k||USS Donner (LSD-20) under way in the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 miles east of Jacksonville and Cape Canaveral FL. as an HS-34 helicopter brings the Mercury space capsule aboard with "Space Chimp Ham" aboard after a successful NASA sub-orbital flight of the Mercury-Redstone MR2 and Mercury capsule, 31 January 1961. This picture is respectfully submitted in the name of relieving CO, CDR. Martin V. Cornetta USN Ret. 1961-1963 (now deceased). CO at the date of recovery, CDR. Ralph Brackett USN Ret.||Ronald D. Luxon, Secretary USS Donner Memorial Association, Inc|
|214k||The chimpanzee astronaut Ham is greeted by the commanding officer CDR. Ralph A. Brackett, of the recovery ship USS Donner (LSD-20), 31 January 1961,
after his 16-min suborbital flight on the Mercury Redstone 2 rocket.
NASA. Image # : 61C-0189
|57k||USS Donner (LSD-20) under way in 1965. Note UH-34D Seahorse helicopters aft.
Photo courtesy of Dr Georgio Arra.
|97k||USS Donner (LSD-20) and USS San Marcos LSD-25) at anchor in Grand Harbor, Valletta, Malta in 1967.||Warren Polensky USS San Marcos|
|87k||USS Donner (LSD-20) under way in the Mediterranean Sea in 1967.||Warren Polensky USS San Marcos|
|300k||USS Donner (LSD-20) and USS San Marcos at anchor in the harbor at Genoa, Italy, 31 December 1967.||Photos by Carlo Martinelli|
|141k||USS Donner (LSD-20) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|98k||USS Donner (LSD-20) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|96k||USS Donner (LSD-20) little changed from her World war II appearance, under way in December 1968, location unknown. The most visible modifications are the extension of the deckhouse under her bridge (the 5"/38 gun forward has been removed) and the addition of another, enclosed, bridge level (the old bridge windows have been plated in)..
Test and photo from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|118k||USS Donner (LSD-20) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|01||LCDR. McPeake, Paul V., USNR||31 July 1945 - 30 December 1945|
|02||CAPT. Richardson, Gill MacDonald, USN (USNA 1927)||30 December 1945 - 12 December 1946|
|03||CDR. Brock, James Ward, USN (USNA 1934) :RADM||August 1951 - 1952|
|04||CDR. Bailey, Benjamin Franklin, USN (USNA 1932)||1952 - 1953|
|05||CAPT. Renfro, John Norton, USN (USNA 1939)||April 1956 - December 1957|
|06||CDR. Brackett, Ralph Anders USN||1960 - July 1961|
|07||CDR. Cornetta, Martin Vincent, USN||July 1961 -1962|
|08||CDR. Tolivaisa, Homer, USN||1962 -1963|
|09||CDR. Harlan Jr., Wick Raymond USN (USNA 1946)||1963 - July 1964|
|10||CDR. Lyons, Richard Thomas USN (USNA 1946)||July 1964 - 1964|
|11||LCDR. Vogt Jr., Henry Ludwig, USN (acting)||1964 - 1965|
|12||CDR. Crane Jr., John Willoughby, USN (USNA 1947)||1965 - 1 December 1966|
|13||LCDR. Haltom, Joseph Harris, USN (temporary)||1 December 1966 - 7 December 1966|
|14||CDR. Crane Jr., John Willoughby, USN (USNA 1947)||7 December 1966 - 1967|
|15||CDR. Cort Jr., Walter William, USN (USNA 1948-A)||1967 - 1968|
|16||CDR. Richmond Jr., John Walker, USN||1968 - 6 May 1969|
|17||CDR. Malone, Roy Wilson, USN (USNA 1951)||6 May 1969 - 23 October 1970|
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