From The Archive (1)

My captured picture

This is the first post of a new feature I would like to share.

Now I have the opportunity to digitize my archive of film negatives. Thus I can easily upload and share the photos of warships I have taken before the digital age of photography.

Every week I will post a warship from my archive, long decommissioned from service and probably ended in a break yard or used as a target.

So the first post of the new feature I have selected a photo of CG-26 USS Belknap as the flagship of US 6th Fleet. This photo was taken in October 1991.

3 Responses to From The Archive (1)

  1. Kevin Brent says:

    Outstanding! Looking forward to this new feature!

  2. Belknap was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 15 February 1995 and sunk as a target on 24 September 1998.

  3. mick says:

    Another interesting fact: The ship hit the carrier John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1975 (the anniversary of Kennedy’s death 12 years earlier) and burned to the waterline, killing several sailors. It was subsequently rebuilt as a flagship.

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