Operation "Springboard '71"
January 29th to February 10th

Tug - NY Harbor



"Abandon Ship" drill



SH3 Jack Marryot & HM2 Mike Kleinbeck getting their
sea legs back

Marketplace - St. Thomas, VI

Church house - St. Thomas, VI

St. Thomas Harbor - Feb '71



Meagan Bay




Bar at top Chair Lift 39. L-R
Tom Ewing, Mike Kleinbeck, John Whitford, Denny Barolin, ?, ?, ?




Piers at Naval StationRoosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Canadian AOR's pierside - Naval Station Roosevelt Roads,
Puerto Rico
Med. Cruise -  Mar - Jul 1971
(click on picture with blue border for a larger view)

Pier side at Bayonne
- not the regular berth -

Atlantic crossing

USS Forrestal (CVA-59) coming
alongside for rearming
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USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CVA-42) alongside for rearming

L - R: DCFN Russel Marion, Doc Klienbeck, SF2 Dennis McCracken, DC3 Jay Miller, DC2 Gary Miller in silver suit, DC3 George Kaiser, SF2 Paul Defilippo, DC3 Joe Weber, Helo Vertrep detail on  #5 hold.

Soviet Cruiser shadowing us.

"Working Party"
 bringing stores aboard



Russian Navy ship - eastern Med.

Russian Navy ships

preparing to rearm













NATO Mine Depot
Cartegna, Spain

NATO Mine Depot
Cartegna, Spain

Liberty call - wine festival
Palma Mallorca

Fort at Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Harbor

Liberty launch - Barcelona, Spain

Naples, Italy

Harbor, Naples, Italy

Mount Vesuvius from
Naples harbor

Harbor, Naples, Italy

garbage boat - Naples

Mt. Vesuvius

Naples skyline


Augusta Bay, Sicily  Pier

Augusta Bay, Sicily

Pier "facilities"
Augusta Bay, Sicily

Coliseum, Rome, Italy

Roman Forum

Trevi Fountain - Rome, Italy

Italy's Tomb of Unknown Soldier

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Square

Grand Canal - Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy




















Entrance to Acropolis
Athens, Greece

Parthenon, Athens, Greece

Liberty Launch returning from beach, Athens, Greece - Apr '71













Harbor - Rhodes, Greece

Sea Wall - Rhodes, Greece

street in Rhodes, Greece

fueling pier - Soudha Bay, Crete

Souda Bay, Crete


yacht departing Crete

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey





Liberty spot - Malta

John Whitford, Keith Bufford, Tom Ewing,  ??,  ??, Ken Shimer - Malta








































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Gibraltar, BCC - July '71

Rock of Gibraltar

Rock Ape - Rock of Gibraltar

Road Sign - pointing way to NYC

old cannon - Rock of Gibraltar

Guard at border with Spain
Rock of Gibraltar

Last up-date: 11/01/09