Post Card Gallery # 1

Below  are samples of naval  post cards published by Altantic Fleet Sales.
The caption below each image denotes the descriptive text written on the reverse side of each post card.

USS Wasp (LHD-1)
The first of a new class of large amphibious assault ships, designed to deploy, land, and support a Marine Landing Force, using a combination of conventional and air cushion landing craft and amphibious vehicles, helicopters, and Harrier (VSTOL) jet fighter support.  The tenth ship to honor the illustrious name, the USS Wasp was commissioned on July 29, 1989.

USS Gyatt (DDG-1)
 A Gearing class destroyer commisssioned on 2 July 1945 as DD-712.  Converted to the world's first guided missile destroyer in the 1950s. Photo - Nobe Smith 3/58

USS Cabot (CVL-28)
 Commissioned July 24, 1943, Captain Malcolm F. Schoeffel in command.  CABOT, last CVL survivor, was sold to Spain in 1972.  THe CABOT-DEDALO was returned to the U.S. in 1989. Iron Woman, as she was known, rests on the Mississippi, awaiting a decision on her fate - museum or scrap.  CABOT earned nine battle stars and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for WW II service.

USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)
 An Aegis destroyer built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, and commissioned on 2 July 1994.  Named in honor of Adm. John S. McCain, a WWII task force commander, and his son, Adm. John S. McCain, Jr., a former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Command.

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20)
A US Navy hospital ship with the primary mission of supporting the overseas deployment of US forces in times of crisis.

USS America (CV-66)
Commissoned January 23, 1965 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.  The first warship commissioned by the U.S. Navy named America.  Motto: "Don't Tread on Me".

USCGC Taney (WHEC-66)
USCGC Taney is one of seven Secretary Class Coast Guard Cutters built in 1935-1936.  Named for Secretary of Treasury and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger B. Taney, the ship was constructed at the Philadelphia Naval Shipiyard and commissioned December 9th, 1936.  A veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack on 7 December 1941, USCGC TANEY saw extensive combat action in WWII and later in Vietnam.  Her present missions include maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, and cadet training.

USS Laboon (DDG-58)
An Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, and commissioned on 18 March 1995.

USS Iowa (BB-61)
Commissioned for the third time on 28 April 1984, USS IOWA has been modernized with the latest weapons, communications, and electronic systems.  Name ship for the fast, powerful IOWA class battleships, this great warship has a proud and glorious history and continues to serve her country once again as a vital element of the fleet.

USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
One of the world's last operational battleships.  Built by Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and commissioned on 16 April 1944.  USS Wisconsin has been recommissioned two times and has participated in naval combat operations in W W I I, the Korean War, and Operation Desert Storm.  Deactivated in 1991, she becomes a fixture on the Norfolk, Virginia waterfront in 2001, berthed at the National Maritime Center and open to public tours.  Photo: Nobe Smith 4/21/89

USS John F. Kennedy  (CV-67)
The world's largest conventionally powered aircraft carrier.  Virtually a "floating city" with a crew and air group of over 5000.  Commissioned on September 7, 1968.

USS Harry S. Truman  (CVN-75)
A nuclear propelled aircraft carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.  and commissioned on 25 July 1998.  One of the largest and most technologically advanced warships in the world.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower  (CVN-69)
Nuclear-Propelled Aircraft Carrier
Built by Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va. and commissioned on October 18, 1977.  One of the world's largest warships with a complement of over 6,000 and up to 100 aircraft.

USS Abraham Lincoln  (CVN-72)
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN prepares to launch two F-18 Hornets while conducting a full power run.

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