During my time in the service the ship was underway something like
320 days out of the year.
Most of the time it seemed like we were floating around out in the
ocean to achieve some sort
of underway readiness record.
Other times, we would actually do something interesting, like
conduct war games and other
combat maneuvers. I remember this one going on for three days
or so. Got to see lots of planes.
Being in engineering, we didn't have a lot of time top-side so I would
take advantage of photo
opportunities when I could.
I think the entire time we were the flagship for DESRON
(Destroyer Squadron) Nine,
The Carl Vincent (CVN-70) was at the heart of the group.
Here, the Carl Vincent is loaded up with all kinds of planes.
They were practicing
takeoffs and landings during this evolution.
This is one of my favorite pictures. A helicopter is
transporting what I believe is an
A6 Corsair to the deck of the Vincent.
Another ship we saw lots of was the Marvin Shields FF-1066.
I believe the ship
was ported out of San Diego.
I don't know what ship this is. I believe the ship
was lighting off and I thought it
would make a nice photo.
This looks like a frigate. I will have to double check the
hull number. I nice
The USS Berkeley, DDG-15 is pictured here. There were with us
when we cruised
up to Australia for the 76 Naval Anniversary.
A Corsair in flight.
A Naval helicopter. Lots of them flying around
during war games.
A silhouette of the Vincent in the afternoon.
Another one of my favorites. A photo of an AWAC taking off
from the Vincent.
A nice photo of another helo.
Naval Transport helicopters - never got a chance to ride in one of
A close up of an AWAC flying overhead.
I am not sure what kind of planes these are but I remember taking the
I thought leaving the lens flare would make for a pretty nice picture.