1986 – USS Forrestal CV-59

Found photo of me and my brother-in-law Richard on board the United States Ship Forrestal (in front of an A-7) while underway in the Jacksonville OPAREA.

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Chris

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Vestfjorden, Norway – Norwegian Sea

September 1987

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm f/ 4 zoom lens set at 80mm. Kodak Kodacolor film.

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm f/ 4 zoom lens set at 200mm. Kodak Kodacolor film.

During the Cold War, The U.S. Navy conducted carrier flight operations in Vestfjorden on a somewhat regular basis. These shots (and many more that I haven’t scanned yet) were taken from the flight deck of my ship, the USS Forrestal (CV-59) in late September 1987.

I can’t remember if the ship (and I stink at ship identifying) in the photo is a naval vessel from Norway, Great Britain or the USSR.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Palma de Mallorca – Summer 1986

As a career U.S. Navy Sailor, I often went on liberty in some pretty questionable ports of call. Dirty, tough and not so nice. Palma – well there’s no place better for an overworked Sailor then a port call in Palma during the summer!

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USS Forrestal (CV-59) anchored out off the coast of Palma.

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Nothing like an ice cold Heiney!

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Obviously Palma is much more than an ice cold beer and a long night of drinking at ‘Bar  Joe’ – come back often and I’ll be posting more Kodachrome slides of my port visit.

All images are shot on Kodak Kodachrome with my Canon F-1 and scanned on a Canon scanner.

Chris

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