Photo #: USN 1109915
Task Force 77
Operating in the South China, March 1965. It had recently launched strikes against North Vietnam.
Carriers present are (clockwise from bottom): Ranger (CVA-61), Yorktown (CVS-10), Coral Sea (CVA-43) and Hancock (CVA-19).
The guided missile cruiser Canberra (CAG-2) is in the center of the formation.
The destroyer screen includes: England (DLG-22), Gurke (DD-783), Rodgers (DD-876), Walker (DD-517), O'Bannon (DD-450), Somers (DD-947), Jenkins (DD-447), John A. Bole (DD-755), Higbee (DD-806), Buck (DD-761), Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) and Small (DD-838).
This photograph was specially posed, and does not represent a normal operating formation.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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22 May 2001