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SLF elements in South China Seas (1965)

(Navy Photo 1142349) Ships of the Seventh Fleet Amphibious Ready Group {from left to right) the attack transport USS Bexar (APA 237), the amphibious assault ship USS Princeton (LPH 5), the dock landing ship USS Thomaston (LSD 28), and destroyer escort USS Joseph E. Connelly (DE 450) in formation in the South China Sea with BLT 2/9 and HMM-365 embarked, in March 1965. Helicopters of HMM-365 fly above the ships while the Princeton's crews spell out the groups' designations, TG 76.5 and 79.5, on the flight deck. Submitted by Doug Frank