(Courtesy of William D. Horvath) In May of 1983, the Admiral called us up to his office, where he had a photo from the 1950's of this huge battle group. He wanted a photo of HIS battle group. The most famous photos from that day, shot just before we got to Mombasa, is theg roup with a diamond of diamond formation of planes and a shot from in front with the planes above. But I always liked this view as the formation broke up so the carrier could recover the planes. In the foreground is the almost new USS Kidd DDG-993 (Commissioned 27 March 1981; Decommissioned 12 March 1998), then the USS Mullinnix DD-944, the last all gun destroyer in the Navy and the cruiser USS Dale DLG-19.

USS Mullinnix - Unknown Date; Unknown Location

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